Functional and Brain Training Programs for Senior Memory Care Facilities
Functional and Brain Training Programs for Senior Memory Care Programs
SMARTfit® has designed a range of functional and brain training programs which can integrate into memory care programs found in senior living communities, assisted living facilities, and dedicated memory care organizations.
Developing effective activities and exercises which increase cognitive and motor efficiency, and reduce or prevent the development of mild cognitive impairment which is one of the core principles of modern memory care programs for seniors. Studies continue to show that exercise has a significant impact on brain function, specifically in the aging population. SMARTfit provides community centers and senior living facilities with fitness programs, which help save on staff and contractor-related overhead. SMARTfit’s unique combination of enjoyable, safe, socially engaging and ability-scaled programming provides a perfect foundation for any boomer and senior brain and body fitness program.
Using Specialized Training Activities
in Senior Living Communities
The specific areas of the brain which are stimulated have some correspondence to the variety and intensity of the personal wellness benefits that are created through SMARTfit® gameplay. Each neural pathway that is built has value. Through continuous engagement with the SMARTfit® environment, newly formed neural pathways can be strengthened, and adjacent pathways develop. The overarching goal is to establish as many pathways and neuron clusters as possible, and through this process a range of personal wellness developments occur including increased memory function and concentration, improved perceptual skills and auditory / visual processing, and maximized cognitive skills.
How SMARTfit® Works in Active Aging Environments
In some senior living organizations, general activities which have some passive memory related benefits are part of regular planned activities. All older adults seeking to maintain an active senior lifestyle and maintain physical health and cognitive wellbeing can benefit from SMARTfit® gameplay. Assisted living organizations and memory care facilities take a very proactive approach to managing the physical health and cognitive wellbeing of their residents. Senior care specialists can use SMARTfit® as an important component of their memory care and assisted living routines with the long term goal of building neural pathways, strengthening cognitive functions, and warding off the onset or effects of age related cognitive impairment.
SMARTfit® is a workout console with an integrated CPU which allows users to configure a comprehensive collection of games, drills, and training modes to fit a variety of clinical scenarios. Custom lesson plans can be designed which allows clinicians to create their own nuanced approach to therapy, rehab, or coordinated healthcare, and engage patients in varying levels of cognitive intensity from mild to aggressive. Users can control the CPU from a remote application that is compatible with iOS and Android devices allowing users to develop their own personal workflow.
SMARTfit® provides a modern cognitive physical cross-training option which is a natural fit with memory programs, assisted living facilities, and modern senior living communities. To discover how memory care specialists are using SMARTfit®, please request a consultation to discuss your project. A consultation answers your questions, provides pricing info detailed information about each product, and gives you all of the information you need to assess if our consoles are a smart fit with your practice.