* Comprehensive clinical services. A pro-active plan of care to improve function when possible and to support the best quality of life.
* Access to wellness activities and spirituality programs and discussions that address deeper needs.
* Advanced adaptive technology that supports independence and creativity. An on-site Adaptive Technology Specialist is available for customized solutions for each resident.
* A menu of stimulating and engaging activities and events 365 days a year, including outings to theater, museums, civic events, local shops and restaurants.
Resident Life Programs
Vital programs help to support our residents become more independent and live with dignity in a wheelchair-friendly facility:
• Wireless sensors on wheelchairs for access to elevators and exterior spaces
• Computers with voice recognition software
• Environmental Control Systems in resident rooms
• Applied art, museum field trips, lectures, and performances
• Games and activities for fun, challenge, and memory support
• Trips to sports, theater, and civic events
Wellness & Spirituality
• Relaxation & meditation
• Creative exercises & comforting rituals
• Discussions about deeper needs
Socialization, Exercise, Information, and Referred Therapy
B.Fit! is an innovative outpatient day program at The Boston Home for adults with advanced Multiple Sclerosis and other progressive neurological diseases co-sponsored by The Boston Home (TBH) and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central New England.
Individuals with MS, currently living at home or in nursing homes come to B.Fit! to socialize with peers and benefit from a variety of activities and informational discussions. The programs of B.Fit! are customized to meet participants individual needs through socially, physically and intellectually stimulating activities. Participants receive guidance in navigating health and human services for their care management. A hot lunch is provided to all participants and their attending caregivers.
The Goals of B.Fit! are:
To provide participants with a safe, and socially enriching environment, where they help shape a schedule of activities.
To help participants achieve and maintain maximum levels of personal independence through active exercise programs, strategies for maintaining memory and cognitive abilities.
To promote participants’ wellness through peer support, socialization, and education.
To offer participants information about health management.
To offer participants referred access to TBH services.
Structured daily exercise, support, and informational discussions.
Referrals to community resources to maintain independence in the home.
Social activities including current events, creative writing, cultural outings, and cyber café access.
Specialty Services Available
Physical, occupational, and speech therapy services, through physician referrals.
Assistive technology services.
Wheelchair seating and power mobility assessment and referral services.
Access to tone management clinics.
Fee: A sliding fee scale, based on financial need, is used to determine the daily rate.
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