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Introduction for Force, Power and Balance Measurements Muscle strength, more specifically muscle strength within the geriatric population is challenging to accurately test, due to the risk involved when completing various testing procedures. Many of the reasons for reduction in strength have been reviewed, much of the evidence points towards a loss of muscle mass. Though […]

June 26, 2022

Using VALD ForceDecks to Assessment Member Strength, Balance and Posture

There are many living options for those who do not wish to age in place. Independent living and assisted living are among the most popular. Assisted Living Put simply, assisted living (AL) is for those who need assistance with everyday tasks. Residents within AL facilities will receive assistance with activities of daily living. Activities of […]

June 22, 2021

Assisted Living, Is It Right for You?

A Rise in Popularity As our population continues to age there have been an increased number of options for those following a 55+ community. In the past many called the 55+ community of their choosing the last place in which they would reside. Well, times have changed and now many are living well into their […]

June 22, 2021

Independent Living in Southwest Florida

The Rise of Independent Living Independent living became a popular option for those who may have lived among a 55 and up community or simply within their own home for quite some time. Independent living is attractive for potential residents for a few reasons. Downsizing to Independent Living One of the reasons individuals choose to […]

May 29, 2021

Independent Living: Is It Right for You?

What’s the Right Choice? Independent or assisted living? That is typically the first question when considering long term care facilities. However, the two serve different purposes so a generally accepted answer does not exist. The ‘right’ answer for one family is going to be vastly different than another. But why? What is the difference between […]

May 18, 2021

Independent vs. Assisted Living

Care at Home Senior care at home is becoming an increasingly popular option for many families as more and more individuals wish to age in place. Private caregivers within the home is a viable option for those who wish to remain in their own home, even if they need assistance with daily activities. Hiring a […]

May 16, 2021

Senior Care Providers

There is no shortage of assisted living communities in southwest Florida. However, many individuals and families are unwilling or dread a move to assisted living. According to AARP 9 in 10 individuals wish to age in place. Unfortunately, that is not always possible, especially when someone is not receiving the proper care or they are […]

May 6, 2021

Assisted Living in Southwest Florida

Recall how there was not a discussion regarding the changes in Mom and Dad at thanksgiving. Well now, those changes have escalated and now the rush begins to move Mom and Dad into a senior living community. Wait! Do not rush this process. Senior living is far more complicated than many believe and it is […]

December 6, 2020

Do Not Rush the Moving Process

Whether the snow is falling or you’re enjoying a mild holiday season, there is one thing that holds true for many families. The holiday season brings about change among families. In many cases this is the time in which all the children come together to visit with Mom and Dad. A time filled with joy […]

November 4, 2020

The Holidays Bring About Change

Have you offered your hand to a woman unloading a shopping cart? Have you ever been in the situation in which you offered a helping hand to a woman unloading her groceries from her shopping cart and you did not get the response you had expected? Some take offense to the added support because, in […]

July 1, 2020

Functional Fitness for All Ages