Silverado launches program for movement disorders
Silverado, a national senior living chain headquartered in Irvine, California, has introduced a resident care program specifically designed for those with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.
The program, an extension of Silverado’s Nexus program for early-stage cognitive decline, includes physical and occupational therapies, speech therapy, medication management, activities and resident support groups. Medication management and brain health are key focus points of the program, both of which are crucial to maintaining optimal quality of life levels in residents with movement disorders. The staff members working in the program have been trained under the National Parkinson’s Foundation curriculum.
Silverado developed the evidence-based program with the help of its research partners, including Baylor College of Medicine and Rush University. "Silverado's ability to tailor programming for people with movement disorders will make a dramatic impact on lives as conditions such as Parkinson's disease continue to affect a growing number of individuals," said Silverado President Loren Shook in a company announcement.
The program is available in Silverado’s Houston and Chicago markets and is expected to expand to other cities later in 2017.
Pamela Tabar was editor-in-chief of I Advance Senior Care from 2013-2018. She has worked as a writer and editor for healthcare business media since 1998, including as News Editor of Healthcare Informatics. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Kent State University and a master’s degree in English from the University of York, England.
Topics: Alzheimer's/Dementia , Clinical