Health and Wellness Programming
VIVA! Pathway’s signature, award-winning VIVA! lifestyle fosters purpose and offers a whole new way of aging healthfully and happily. VIVA! offers a wealth of opportunities to enrich lives through social, educational and spiritual pursuits, as well as the chance for people to share their skills, talents and passions with others through resident-led activities.
One large component of VIVA! at Victory Centre of River Woods is health and wellness programming for both the mind and body. VIVA! offers programs like Tai Chi and yoga, as well as brain games and mental exercises, for the body and mind. Plus VIVA!’s wellness programs, like nutritional counseling and education on disease prevention and self-care, help reduce unwanted side-effects and lead to better living and aging well.
Victory Centre of River Woods takes a holistic and proactive approach to enhancing our residents' lives.
The VIVA! lifestyle is as much about leading programs, sharing talents and making a contribution as it is about participation. From intriguing book clubs to art classes, gardening, storytelling, camping and so much more, VIVA! offers ample opportunities for engagement, social interaction and meaningful contribution — all of which make for happier, healthier people.
VIVA!’s comprehensive and coordinated care model focuses on well care, rather than sick care. It encourages residents to adopt healthier lifestyles and helps them actually prevent or postpone many age-related and chronic conditions that lead to unnecessary complications and hospitalizations. It’s called VIVA! Plus, and it complements the VIVA! lifestyle by bringing together an impressive group of third-party healthcare partners to give residents access to high-quality, coordinated medical and behavioral care options — all conveniently delivered in the privacy and comfort of their own homes.
VIVA! Plus provides truly integrated, resident-centered care and helps residents live well to recover more quickly.
VIVA! Plus physicians, pharmacists, home health nurses, physical and rehabilitation therapists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and hospice specialists all serve as an extension of the Victory Centre of River Woods team. All providers are carefully selected for quality, share Pathway’s holistic VIVA! philosophy and work together to provide coordinated, seamless care. Partner services at our Melrose Park, IL assisted living community include:
Weight Monitoring | Blood Pressure Checks | Nurse Consultations | Medical Management
Third party care at Victory Centre of River Woods brings a variety of health care professionals to our community, such as primary care physicians, audiology and podiatry professionals, physical, speech, and occupational therapists, and hospice care providers. Victory Centre of River Woods is the place to take an active role in your health and well-being. Contact our office for a tour of exceptional assisted living in Melrose Park, IL today.
Your Daily Dose of Confidence
For example, residents and families can take comfort in knowing that Victory Centre of River Woods’s VIVA! Plus preferred medication management partner offers industry-leading accuracy rates and inspects all medication orders for contra-indications, interactions, duplications, toxicity, safety and efficacy.
Distributing and taking medications is made easy and convenient. Resident’s medications arrive in specialty OnePAC pouches that are segmented for each resident by day and time of day and clearly labeled. This means that nursing staff can spend less time worrying about medications and more time caring for residents. Plus residents can take their medications with confidence and a sense of independence.
Better Care Means Better Outcomes
Not only is accessing care providers made simple, but the VIVA! Plus team results are outstanding. Working with our trusted healthcare partners, Pathway communities, including Victory Centre of River Woods, have reduced hospital 30-day readmissions by an average of one third. Overall hospital admissions are on the decline as are the number of falls and injuries from falls.