“…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – The World Health Organization
The old, “Cookie-cutter” system of “one size fits all” certainly doesn’t apply to Wellness for each individual when it comes to any group: Seniors, the Disabled, the more vulnerable in society. Yet, there are certain traits, certain collective or common needs, that can be addressed very effectively, without incurring the often prohibitive cost of individual assessment and solution.
For example, some general problems for Seniors in Nursing Homes are well known: abuse, boredom, loneliness, depression, dementia and the resultant wandering, for example.The IPS Wellness Foundation has access to solutions for these issues and more, in the form of products through our sister company, IPS Safety Inc, at rock bottom prices, and we can get other products fast. We source our products direct from the manufactures, thereby cutting out any middlemen.
The same applies to the need for employment among youth, veterans, new, legal immigrants, Seniors, and ex-prisoners. Every year, approximately 700,000 men and women are released from U.S. prisons. That’s the equivalent of about 2,000 ex-prisoners a day returning to communities across the country. Recidivism studies show that without intervention, two-thirds of those released will return to prison within three years. Our solution to this is simple, proven, and effective, and requires very little skill. For those without the physical ability, a minimum wage worker can be ascribed, thereby providing even more employment! Here it is: the Trike Transporter. This ricksaw/pedicab has numerous uses, including application to the nursing home residents’ needs.
Seniors and the disabled who live at home and their caregivers can also benefit from simple, easy-to-use, and affordable devices that can make a significant difference to their wellbeing.
Self-esteem is increased when people become productive and involved and have a purpose in life, with something to look forward to, to work for, to share. The different aspects of wellness are all interconnected and they all impact each other; none is isolated. Each sector of humanity impacts the other; the ripple effect cannot be ignored. Your wellness affects my wellness.