Depression affects nearly one out of every five American seniors, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. At greater risk are seniors with at least one chronic condition, those becoming increasingly dependent on others for their care, and people who are disabled.
Because of this extra risk, we at Atlantic Coast Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, in Lakewood, NJ do our very best to create a joyful environment. What makes the difference?
A study published in The Gerontologist looked at the correlation between different nursing home environments and depression. The two features of a facility that affected mood the most? Giving residents ample opportunity for socialization, and giving them as much independence as possible.
The decor of the facilities had little effect on the mood of the residents, with one exception: residents who had access to the outdoors were found to be at lower risk of depression.
Atlantic Coast Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is conveniently located in scenic Lakewood, NJ. Our beautiful nursing home and rehab center is situated on beautifully landscaped grounds, and provides the comfortable and pleasant living experience that is essential to ensuring optimal clinical outcomes. We have strived to create an environment and program that truly enhances quality of life, thus promoting recuperation, health, and well-being.
At Atlantic Coast, our goal is to offer activities that stimulate both mind and body. We fashion each day’s recreation schedule with the primary purpose of encouraging social interaction and promoting physical health and fitness. To accommodate different interests and personal preferences, our Activities Director designs flexible schedules, with a variety of stimulating and engaging activity options.
Our modern facility, located close to major medical centers, features spacious living spaces that are impeccably decorated and furnished. Our residents are pampered with the finest amenities, including free WIFI, flat screen cable television and state-of-the-art mechanical beds for individualized comfort.
Atlantic Coast’s long-term care program emphasizes a restorative approach, encouraging each patient’s potential to maximize function, mobility — and joy.
Or better yet, come see for yourself: Contact us to schedule a tour by calling 732-364-7100, or by clicking here.