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Sholom Introduces Neuro-Fitness Device for Use in Senior Health Care

Sholom Rehab is now using the Reflexion Edge, a neuro-fitness device to help occupational therapy clients improve vision and balance using an innovative neuro-feedback device. Clients are already experiencing increased success in their rehabilitation and recovery thanks to the device.

Andrea Horvath, Sholom director of rehabilitation and wellness, reports: “Using the device gives clients built in feedback so they can help better guide their movements and motions as they recover from issues such as strokes, vision loss, and loss of balance. The progress and pace of recovery clients experience is amazing.”

Residents in rehabilitative care at Sholom are able to use the Edge therapy on an inpatient or outpatient basis providing flexibility for when the device is used, and it is individualized for each user. Progress on goals can easily be tracked. Clients can enhance skills like reaction time, spatial awareness, decision making, peripheral awareness, and eye-hand coordination.

Sholom Named for Project ECHO Dementia Care Training

Sholom, Minneapolis and St. Paul, has been awarded participation in Project ECHO by the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation in a collaboration of assisted care members with the National Alzheimer’s Association in patient-centered dementia care training.

Sholom’s participation in the staff training began January 1, using Project ECHO’s unique distance learning training tool in a proven training format. Tele-ECHO offers winning member teams access to patient-centered dementia care training based on the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice recommendations. Expert faculty and leading researchers are offering a six-month program in 12 modules.

The training program brings staff together in one location for optimal discussion and participation in the tele-ECHO conferences. The inclusive training includes topics such as detection and diagnosis, assessment and care planning, medical management and transitional care.

Sholom services include adult day care programs, residential assisted living, 5-Star Awarded nursing care and memory care.

For detailed information on these and other Sholom resources please call 651-328-2000. 

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