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Analysis, Wellness Programs, Retirement Communities, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Rehabilitation and Therapy
The purpose of this study is to determine how the residency classifications (nursing home, assisted living, and independently living) of the members of the wellness center effect the way in which wellness services and programs are composed and arranged. Financial arrangements, supervision policies, educational requirements of the personnel who carry out and/or supervise the wellness center and programs, and the types of wellness programs and equipment offered by the wellness centers will be examined to compare the wellness programs provided to nursing home residents, assisted living residents, and independently living residents. The specific questions that will be analyzed to determine differences and similarities between the wellness programs and centers of nursing home residents, assisted living residents, and independently living residents are:
1. What are the policies regarding financial arrangements in conjunction with the services provided for by the wellness center and exercise programs?
2. Ascertain the number of pertinent staff to the wellness facility and define the educational requirements of the staff positions.
3. Explore the wellness programs offered by the wellness center.
4. Examine the fitness equipment offered by the wellness center.
Lonas, Kelly, "An Analysis of Wellness Programs Offered by Retirement Communities in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia." (2001). Honors Projects. 414.