We are very excited to provide OnSite Dermatology services on a monthly basis. The providers specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of pre-cancerous and cancerous growths of the skin as well as other dermatological conditions. Did you know that one in two older adults over 80 is diagnosed with skin cancer? Diagnosis, treatment and prescribed care are done right at Northaven. Our clinic is staffed by a Nurse Practitioner that is Geriatric-certified. This new monthly service eliminates the need for transportation arrangements, avoids lengthy wait times in doctor’s offices and adds more one-on-one attention for our residents.
Assessment of Leg Strength Program:
Research is showing that a key to a person’s independence is linked to their leg strength. As you observe older adults, you notice many have difficulty walking or just getting out of a chair, which may lead to falls. This new program is part of our Exercise Fitness program administered by Northaven’s Fitness Director Katie Storti and Wellness Nurse Keith Germain. We have added a new fitness class focusing on leg strength. As part of the program, residents are initially tested for leg strength, giving them a base line, which will then allow them to follow their progress and increase leg strength.