HUR strength training solutions are instrumental in improving older adults’ health and the bottom line at thousands of senior living communities worldwide.
HUR’s pneumatic (air resistance) equipment is specifically designed for older adults. It is safe, easy to use and effective at both low and high movement speeds. Older adults can start off with zero resistance and increase resistance by 1/4 pound increments.
The lack of inertia makes the machines ideally suitable for people who are undergoing rehabilitation, as well as for those who are training for strength maintenance and strength building purposes. They can train harder with HUR and lower their risk of injury.
Read on to see how HUR has BENEFITED centers for:
SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITIES
Galeon opened its wellness center, Club Galeon, which features HUR strength training equipment, in 2008. After only two years of operation they achieved the following results:
- 57% of skilled care center residents were exercising.
- 75% of memory support residents were actively involved.
- 44% of all residents and tenants were participating across the campus.
- Outpatient therapy treatments increased by 166%.
- Revenues from community outreach programming reached $86,488.
- Net margin from inpatient therapy rose to $442,000.
- 454 older adults from the community joined Club Galeon.
“In our experience, the best and most effective exercise equipment for older adults on the planet is manufactured by HUR!”
– Dave Carlson, M.S.Ed., Administrator/CEO
A Legacy of RESULTS!
Residents who exercise with HUR at Legacy senior living communities in Texas and Florida report an average strength increase of 286%. Yes . . . 286%! Charles Turner, president of Lifewell Senior Living, and Schon Alkire, manager of lifestyle innovation, report that the impressive numbers, recorded by HUR’s Smart technology, contribute to a reduction in falls, alleviate depression, help manage physical pain and improve lives.
“With HUR strength equipment and Smart technology we can produce measurable outcomes to demonstrate that we provide great care for our residents,” says Turner. “We don’t just say we care . . . we can show we care.”
Schon is quick to point out that using the technology to track and document changes over time is great, but knowing the difference the Legacy fitness program and HUR equipment has made in the lives of individual residents is even better. Take for example, Miss Norma who initially needed assistance getting out of bed. She now works out daily, has had a 1,500 percent improvement in strength and credits the Legacy fitness program with changing her life. And then there is Mr. Joe (pictured) who was wheelchair-bound. Determined to walk again, he works out regularly with the HUR equipment and now struts off to the dining room on his own two feet.
Residents who participate in our exercise program see an average strength increase of 286%, which helps contribute to a reduction in falls, alleviate depression, and manage physical pain.
Watch the video below to learn more about how HUR has contributed to LifeWell Senior Living’s Legacy Fitness program.