Sunset Wood to offer on-site therapy to tenants

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NEW HARTFORD — The Community at Sunset Wood has partnered with RISE Senior Living — a HealthPRO Heritage brand — to bring onsite physical and occupational therapy directly to their tenants.

Last year, Sunset Wood built out their Wellness Center to accommodate a therapy program which RISE Senior Living was able to not only provide, but exceed.

Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Md., RISE Senior Living partners with Memory Care, Assisted Living and Independent Living communities to optimize residents’ quality of life and strategically drive robust campus-wide success. Results have been impressive, including a 57% reduction of resident falls in three months and an overall 93% resident satisfaction rate with RISE Senior Living.

As such, RISE Senior Living integrates their physical and occupational therapy clinicians within the community to help mitigate challenges, such as falls, attrition and hospitalization risks; compliance/regulatory concerns and drive campus-wide success, such as occupancy growth initiatives and helping to build strategic alliances. Sunset Wood’s tenants receive professional clinical services, which are billed directly to Medicare, third-party payors, or the tenants themselves.

“Bringing Rise Senior Living to our community has helped us amplify our mission of providing a high quality of life while aging-in-place for our seniors,” said Dominick M. Manfredo, executive director/CEO.

“Over 30% of our tenants are taking advantage of the program, and in under six months, many have already been discharged due to the massive improvements they made working with RISE’s therapists.”

Not only does RISE Senior Living track tenant outcomes, but The Community at Sunset Wood’s Wellness Coordinator, Steven Dziegiel, also tracks the tenant’s engagement in their own internal Wellness Program.

“Certain tenants have gone from being constant falls risks during our Walking Club to completing over a mile in just over 30 minutes – the progress has been astounding,” Dziegiel said.

To learn more about the partnership, visit: www.sunsetwood.org/onsite-therapy

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