Exercises for Adults in Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facilities
Institutional older adults, in skilled nursing and rehabilitation settings, both short and long stay, benefit from participation in effective exercise programs.
Exercise is safe although modifications are necessary, for institutionalized older adults.
Effective strategies can be employed to motivate older adults with different conditions and diseases, in these settings.
Transforming the philosophy of care to include exercise is possible in institutional settings.
KeywordsAssisted living Deconditioned Elder Exercise Long-term care Nursing home Older adult Physical activity Senior center Skilled nursing facility
Seated exercises for coordination, balance, endurance and strength. Demonstrates modified exercises for older adult residents of a facility with limited ability promoting coordination, balance, endurance and strength
Seated exercises for upper extremity range of motion and flexibility. Demonstrates modified exercises for older adult residents of a facility with limited ability promoting upper extremity range of motion and flexibility
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