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Continuing care lives up to its name

Programs that promote active, healthy, independent lives

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February 21st, 2014
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Six months since Mill Vista Lodge welcomed its first residents, the continuing care neighborhood at Crest, in Highlands Ranch, Colo., is thriving and providing the highest level of patient-centered care.

An team of medical professionals in the fields of nursing, rehabilitation, and program management bring the best in person-centered care to short-term rehabilitation, assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care at Mill Vista Lodge.

Wellness wheel

Ensuring that the residents at the continuing care neighborhood have activities and opportunities to explore their interests, Program Manager Jackie Pomeroy-Miller creates an environment that promotes and supports an active, healthy, and independent lifestyle. 

“We follow the wellness wheel, which encompasses physical, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and social well-being,” she says. 

From weekly outings to Wii bowling to a cooking club, music therapy, and bingo, dominos, and card games, activities touch on each spoke of the wellness wheel. ““It’s a person-centered, well-rounded approach to health care activities,” Pomeroy-Miller says. 

Team of experts

With nine years of experience in the senior community, Pomeroy-Miller has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s in therapeutic recreation, and is a certified therapeutic recreation specialist.

“We are lucky to have such an expert as our programs manager,” says Jeffrey Richardson, continuing care administrator. “Jackie is just one example of the many experts we have at Mill Vista Lodge.”