Happy Apple Wellness

Activities and Natural Wellness Consulting
For the Love of Elders and their Caregivers

Consulting, Program Development and Educational Presentations for: Long Term Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Hospice, Home Care Services and Caregiver support.

Member of the Colorado Health Care Association & Center for Assisted Living

 

Nancy’s Story
Inspired by the love of her own grandmother, “Nanny”, Nancy has ten years experience in Long Term Care assisting in the establishment of a program and culture that supports a natural lifestyle for both those needing help with daily living and for the caregivers that provide that support.

Nancy offers a unique skill set and knowledge base to provide a diverse, natural program improving quality life and general well-being.

  • Certified Activities Consultant
  • Clinical Aromatherapist
  • Holistic Health Coach
  • Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Instructor
  • Reiki Master Teacher
  • National Wellness Educator
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Science
  • Extensive experience in Corporate Quality Improvement Programs

 

This is What We Know:
We know that we would love to do more for those we care for, but there are limitations: financial, regulatory and cultural.

With the changes in healthcare reimbursement it is a good time to look at less expensive options to improve quality of life and a sense of well-being. Happy, healthy caregivers are key to premier care as their well-being transfers over to that of the care receiver. Natural solutions are often a less expensive option if utilized effectively.

With the advancement of Culture Change and the paradigm shift within state regulatory agencies, there is more support for natural non-pharmacological options for wellness.

As the generations change, so do the expectations. The people we care for are:

  • More likely to use natural healthcare options such as supplements, exercise and natural therapies. Or a influenced by family members who utilize natural health options.
  • 1 in 3 people aged 65+ are dealing with pain*
  • 50 – 70% of seniors living in a community environment suffer from sleep disorders.*

Offering a more natural lifestyle of care can be cost-effective, supported by regulatory agencies, and supports caregiver wellness by developing a less clinical lifestyle for the people that they help and can also elevate the standard of care.

*Information from the National Institute on Aging.

 

SCIENCE BASED NATURAL SOLUTIONS
Today many people are turning to more natural methods to improve their health and well-being. Why? Because it is empowering and cost-effective, can be creative and fun, and because the science supports it.

Aromatherapy Study – Depression and Anxiety*
Aromatherapy: Does It Help Relieve Pain, Depression, Anxiety and Stress in Community-Dwelling Older Persons? The results: “The scores on depression, anxiety and stress decreased in the intervention group after the aromatherapy program, but there was an increase psychological distress in the control group.”

Aromatherapy Study – Sleep*
“Analysis of the effect size of aromatherapy on sleep indicated that aromatherapy significantly enhanced sleep.”

Aromatherapy Study – Falls*
Fall Prevention Using Olfactory Stimulation with Lavender Odor in Elderly Nursing Home Residents. The results: “There were fewer fallers in the lavender group than in the placebo group and the lavender group also had significant decrease in CMAI (Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory) scores.

Aromatherapy Study – Dementia Related Agitation*
Aromatherapy as a Safe and Effective Treatment for the Management of Agitation in Severe Dementia. The results: “A 30% reduction in CMAI scores. Quality of life indices also improved significantly.”

Benefits of Meditation
Studies suggest that meditating can increase pain tolerance, activity levels, and self-esteem and decrease anxiety, stress, depression and use of pain medications.

Benefits of Yoga
More than 80% of yoga practitioners perceive reduced stress and improved sleep as a result of practicing yoga.

*Clinical study references available upon request. Can also be found on PubMed.gov. 

 

Contact Nancy to see how she can help enhance quality of life through natural approaches and activities consulting.
702.291.2150

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