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Lakeview Village Partners with KU Med on Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention

LEAP

Lakeview Village is proud to be partnering with the KU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in bringing an Alzheimer’s Disease prevention program to campus. Started in 2012, LEAP! (Lifestyle Enrichment for Alzheimer’s Prevention) seeks to close the gap between Alzheimer’s Disease research findings and action taken by at-risk adults. Namely, preliminary research indicates aerobic exercise may slow the progression of the disease; however, these findings have not previously resulted in increased exercise among seniors.

In order to reach this demographic, LEAP! organizers seek partnerships with Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) like Lakeview Village. Through educational classes and one-on-one coaching, LEAP! hopes to initiate and sustain behavior changes to ultimately delay or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s among participants.

The program lasts 6 months, with hourly educational sessions twice a month.

Each LEAP! class contains five elements:

  1. Cognitive: science lesson and quiz
  2. Fitness: options and group activity
  3. Nutrition: recipes and group taste testing
  4. Spirit: mindfulness, humor and social activity
  5. LEAP! Forward: personal goal for the month (review of previous goals)

Another aspect of the LEAP! program at Lakeview Village includes training for our staff. LEAP! facilitators provide education about fitness programs and nutrition. Dietitians are working with Lakeview Village dining services to determine ways Lakeview Village can serve foods that contribute to brain health. In the future, Mediterranean Diet choices will be available at all Lakeview Village restaurants.

Alzheimer’s Facts1

  • 2 million Americans have Alzheimer ’s Disease in 2008
  • One in eight (13%) over 65 have Alzheimer ’s Disease
  • Every 71 seconds someone develops Alzheimer ’s Disease
  • $148 billion in direct and indirect costs to Medicare, Medicaid and businesses are attributable to Alzheimer’s Disease.

1. KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center

5-Star ranked skilled nursing facility
Lakeview Village’s Skilled Nursing Facility Updated

Learn more about our skilled nursing facilityAccording to the AARP, 68% of seniors will spend at least some time in a skilled nursing facility. As part of our Lakeview LifeCare, should a resident need skilled nursing and/or assisted living care, they will be able to remain on campus, with access to all of Lakeview Village’s amenities.

Centerpointe Care Center serves 120 residents with physical and cognitive deficits. The second floor specializes in caring for residents with memory impairment, and those who are likely to wander.

Updates to Centerpointe Care Center, our on-site skilled nursing facility

In 2014, Lakeview Village remodeled the two neighborhoods on the first floor of Centerpointe including the front room, dining room and living room. Updates included new paint, lighting, flooring, and furniture and a redesign of the space to provide more community areas. We also added a backyard for residents to enjoy, including a water feature, patio, walking path and garden area.

In 2015, Lakeview Village remodeled the two neighborhoods on the second floor of Centerpointe, along with expanding the front room, creating a small Sun Room, relocating and remodeling the beauty shop, and relocating and remodeling of the second floor therapy space.

Promoting Active Lifestyles

The Lakeview Village Life Enhancement team works closely with the nursing staff to assist residents who wish to visit the backyard or the Lakeview Village Community Garden. The team also helps residents take walks inside the community and attend events on the campus.

For the past three years, Lakeview Village has planned and hosted a larger-scale, off campus outing in May. Previous events have included a picnic and games and walking around a small zoo. This outing is popular will the residents; typically, 80 to 90 of our 120 residents participated. All residents are accompanied by a volunteer.

Centerpointe staff has also established Men’s and Women’s groups. These groups are resident-driven and participate in a variety of activities on and off campus. In 2015, residents took trips to the movies, shopping, museums, and restaurants, to name a few. Centerpointe residents also attend on-campus events like our annual Flag Day BBQ and Trunk or Treat on Halloween.

Centerpointe residents visit many other areas of our campus daily from the Bistro in Eastside Terrace to Fountain Lake at Northpointe.

The Best Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services continues to give Lakeview Village a 5-star ranking for the high quality of care and staffing provided. You can see how Centerpointe Care Center compares to other skilled nursing facilities at the CMS website.

Lakeview Village is constantly reviewing, developing, and updating programs on the campus to ensure we are meeting the healthcare needs of all residents on the campus.

We encourage all prospective residents of Lakeview Village to tour the entire campus when they visit, including Centerpointe and Eastside Terrace. More information on our Assisted Living services will be available in a future blog post.

The Crude Oil/U.S. Stock Market Relationship

As oil prices continue to tumble, many investors are seeing their investments take a hit.

Chris Butler, investment manager and host of KCMO Talk Radio 710’s Saturday morning show, ‘Capitalist Pigs’ will be at Lakeview Village Tuesday, January 26 at 10 a.m. to discuss the correlation between crude oil and the US stock market.He will also answer questions about “oil proofing” your portfolio and discuss how oil affects the economy at large.

Chris Butler Investment Manager

Chris Butler

The Crude Oil/U.S. Stock Market Relationship

Tuesday, January 26

10 a.m.

Southridge Treetop Activity Room

Hosted by the Lakeview Village Resident Investor Education Group and the Lakeview Village Foundation.

Chris Butler, an Olathe native, co-manages both the BLW Growth and BLW Fixed-income portfolios for his firm, Butler, Lanz & Wagler. Chris is considered a local authority on alternative investment strategies, the management of bonds, and the business cycle. He has a BA in Political Science from the University of Kansas, an MBA from Baker University and an MA in Economics from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He is currently seeking a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Missouri at Columbia.