Harlem and Linden Residents Enjoying RESTORE-Skills
Residents at the Harlem and Linden Centers have been enjoying RESTORE-Skills, a computer-based gamification platform that enables them to engage in fun activities that make it possible to build on clinical outcomes and expand their skills.
“It engages them a little bit more,” said Lindsey Day, Linden Center’s Director of Rehabilitation.
She noted that some residents might find rehab or an everyday exercise routine to be drudgery. But it’s different with RESTORE-Skills, which was implemented earlier this year. Maybe the residents can make use of the skiing, bowling or soccer games that are part of the platform. A webcam will track their movements, with the hope being that they will improve their strength, balance, coordination and endurance.
The activities departments at the two facilities use RESTORE-Skills more than the rehab departments, according to Day. But there are occasions where she or one of her staffers might be timing how long a resident is standing while engaged in a game.
“And,” she said, “it kind of motivates them. The idea is that it motivates them a little bit more to stand longer or participate in more balance tasks, or get stronger, or improve their endurance and their breathing and their strength.”
Day said the platform can be used via any of the televisions in the day rooms in either of the facilities, as well as residents’ bedside tablets. She also said it is possible for residents to compete against family members remotely, provided they can coordinate with each other. And finally, residents can continue to use RESTORE-Skills once they are discharged from either of the facilities, provided they retain their usernames and passwords.
Day described the system as being “pretty user-friendly,” and added that residents have taken to the virtual slot machine in particular.
“If they win, they get a T-shirt,” she said. “A lot of the residents, they enjoy those slot games.”
Founder and Chairman Shares Why Leaders Should Revamp Their Skills
This month, Joel Landau was featured in an article on TapInto,
“The pandemic has offered further evidence that agility is crucial for business leaders, that those atop the org chart must constantly adapt to changing circumstances. Whether because of the pivot to remote work or the acceleration of companies’ digital transformation, reinvention became crucial.
And that is unlikely to change anytime soon. One example would be Joel Landau, founder and chairman of The Allure Group, a network of six New York City-based nursing homes. Landau has always been committed to innovation. Well before the outbreak, he and his leadership team oversaw the installation of PadInMotion technology at all 1,400 bedsides in Allure’s six facilities…”
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National Immunization Awareness Month
Now more than ever, we can appreciate the power of a vaccine and its ability to prevent serious and sometimes deadly diseases.
Let’s all make sure to do our part to keep our communities and our loved ones safe!
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Blue Carpet Farewells
We are overjoyed as always for this months Blue Carpet Farewells! We wish our departing patients well, and thank our amazing staff for their dedication and hard work.