Health Care & Wellness
Senior Health Care Services in Wilder/White River Junction, Vermont
When seniors need Assisted Living Care, Memory Care, or Short-term Care, they can count on Valley Terrace in Wilder, Vermont to provide superb senior health care services to meet their needs. The top-notch care team at Valley Terrace stresses the importance of our senior health care services and maintaining resident health and wellness.
We assess the health and senior care requirements of each resident on a consistent basis, so that we may oversee the best plan for personal care, prescription management, diet, exercise, and medical care. Also see Senior Care. It is very difficult to match the affordability and reliability of the service at Valley Terrace by using senior home care or home health care agencies to try to achieve comparable levels of service.
Our community offers a variety of senior health care services to meet our resident’s needs. They include:
- Nursing care, including post-hospital or post-surgical support.
- Memory Care and Special Care Programs.
- Expert medication management to oversee the proper administration of medicines and to coordinate pharmacy services and prescription deliveries.
- Coordination of physician and rehabilitative therapy services as needed, including: arranging and taking residents to medical appointments; offering convenient in-house physical/occupational therapy services; and, providing the option of in-house visits from doctors and care providers with specialties such as primary care, podiatry, and geriatric psychiatry.
- Coordination with families and hospice care providers to help our residents with any specialized end-of-life care needs.
Valley Terrace offers the highest level of senior health care services due to the competence and commitment of our Health Service Directors, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Resident Assistants.
And because many members of our care staff are trained in both Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of our Automated External Defibrillator (AED), we stand ready to respond to medical emergencies.
Area Medical Care
Valley Terrace offers quick access to the world-class medical care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and it is also convenient to physicians’ offices and other medical facilities, including the White River Junction Veteran’s Administration Medical Center and Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital.
Health & Wellness: An Integrated Approach to Wellbeing
Because research shows benefits for healthful aging, we plan our programs to support wellbeing through an integrated mind-body-spirit approach to health and wellness. In addition to health care, our health and wellness approach combines physical activity, mental stimulation, nutrition, socialization, and spiritual fulfillment as follows:
Physical activity supports heart, muscular and skeletal strength and supplies oxygenated blood to the brain, supporting cognitive health.
Mental stimulation helps develop and maintain cellular connections in the brain and defend against neurodegenerative conditions.
Nutrition is important in combating the effects of aging. For example, foods such as salmon, fish oil and walnuts contain omega-3 fatty acids that support brain and heart health, while foods like blueberries, broccoli, green tea and chocolate are rich in antioxidants that help defend against cancers and the impact of damaging agents (free radicals) on the brain.
Socialization is very important to keeping people happy and stimulated, which in turn supports health, cognitive function, and even longevity, according to some studies.
Spiritual fulfillment and being part of a community are also shown to help reduce stress and contribute to health, happiness and longevity.
Using these core principles, we seek to promote wellbeing so that each resident experiences a quality of life that makes each day enjoyable.