When you have a loved one living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, providing care for them can become a large responsibility. Forty-three million people in the U.S. provide care to those 50 and older (according to AARP). Caregivers are husbands, wives, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and friends. Fifty percent are working full time, yet many work an additional 30 hours a week providing care such as feeding, dressing, grooming, shopping, and housekeeping.
With our Pearls of Life® Program, we are able to show our commitment of truly discovering the treasures, or pearls, within each of our residents living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. We focus on the things they are able to do despite their diagnosis.
FIT Functional Fitness® is a fun way to exercise. It was developed in partnership with a board certified exercise physiologist, and truly has all of the components of a functional fitness program.
Katie Westberg, National Director of Life Enrichment for The Goodman Group, walks you through the elements within the FIT Functional Fitness® program.