(PRWEB) June 24, 2014
Across the world, the majority of healthcare professionals agree that warm water therapy is an effective treatment method for patients suffering from mobility issues. In addition to improved mobility, water based exercises have been found to increase the quality of one’s life and help with chronic diseases such as arthritis. It has been proven that warm water therapy offers arthritis sufferers relief and improvement of affected joints without the worsening of symptoms. Specifically, rheumatoid arthritis patients received more health benefits after participation in the treatment than any other activity while osteoarthritis sufferers felt a decrease in pain in the affected areas.
Assisted living and retirement community, Azalea Estates of Fayetteville, recently was endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program for their warm water therapy treatment. Residents have found a number of benefits of warm water therapy including:
1. Fall reduction – one in three 65 year olds will fall annually. The statistics rise with age. By 80, one half of all seniors will experience a fall. This is a serious health concern and a costly accident for seniors.
2. Maintaining Independence – The overall health goal for seniors is to remain independent and enjoy their quality of life. The aim for residents at Azalea Estates is to provide them with quality care and offering a way to exercise with less pain.
3. Increased Satisfaction – Today’s seniors wish to continue their lifestyle. They understand exercise is a large part of this independence. Azalea Estates water therapy programs offer residents a much higher satisfaction rate than land-based therapy alone.
Shirley Rice, resident of Azalea Estates states, “I’m getting stronger and I’ve lost my fear of falling! The pain that I had along with poor balance has been solved. I finally have confidence … all because of warm water therapy! It’s therapeutic and so relaxing! I just love this pool! The benefits are just too many to list…that’s why I chose Azalea Estates of Fayetteville!”
Azalea Estates’ Wellness Director, Micki MacCallum, BS is very pleased to be able to continue to offer warm water therapy classes at their community and plans to continue to bring wellness programs that impact her residents positively in the future.
For more information on Azalea Estates of Fayetteville and their wellness programs please visit their website at http://azaleaestates.com/georgia/ or give them a call at 770-461-0039.
About Azalea Estates of Fayetteville:
For over 15 years, Azalea Estates of Fayetteville has been dedicated to providing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual support to their seniors and family members. They are committed to promoting the freedom of choice, protecting the privacy, ensuring the dignity, and providing for the safety for each of their residents.
Their goal is to help residents enhance and maintain their lifestyles by encouraging them to stay as active and independent as possible and providing a wide variety of opportunities for stimulation and growth. There currently are 6 Azalea Estates properties located across Georgia and Louisiana and they are owned and managed by the original founders who have more than 75 years of combined experience in caring for seniors. No other senior community can compare to the lifestyle, features, amenities and outstanding value that Azalea Estates offers each resident. For more information please visit their website at http://www.azaleaestates.com/.