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Sholom Pioneers Neuro-Fitness Device for Use in Senior Health Care

ST. PAUL and MINNEAPOLIS, MN–As 2020 gets underway, Sholom continues its innovative care by pioneering the use of neuro-fitness devices to help occupational therapy clients improve vision and balance using a cutting edge neuro-feedback device. Clients are already experiencing increased success in their rehabilitation and recovery thanks to the device.

“Sholom is the first to use this innovative product here in this area and the results so far are pretty amazing for our clients,” said Andrea Horvath, Sholom director of rehabilitation and wellness. “Using the device gives clients built in feedback so they can help better guide their movements and motions as they recover from issues … The progress and pace of recovery clients experience is amazing.”

Developed by Reflexion in Pennsylvania, the Edge device is individualized for each user and progress on goals can easily be tracked.

“Using an iPad application and a 6 x 2 foot interactive LED touch screen, different programs are run to help our residents enhance skills like reaction time, spatial awareness, decision making, peripheral awareness, and eye-hand coordination,” said Horvath. “It is like stepping into a video game. This is an incredible tool in our rehabilitation toolbox, and seeing the results of the device is encouraging. We’re excited to use the device into 2020 and beyond.”

Residents in rehabilitative care at Sholom are able to use the Edge  on an inpatient or outpatient basis providing flexibility for when the device is used.

“Sholom is continuing to innovate and bring new methods and strategies to ensure the best care for residents and clients possible,” said Sholom CEO Barb Klick. “Sholom was named a Five Star facility in 2019, and we’re not resting on our laurels. We will continue to find new ways to ensure residents are living as healthy and vital as they can be. This new device is just one of many ways we continue to innovate and move forward.”

Reflexion’s usage at Sholom was facilitated by a generous grant from the Harold and Sylvia Liefschultz Fund for the Vision Impaired at the Sholom Foundation.

In partnership with the local community, Sholom supports adults in need across the full continuum of care to live fully in a Jewish environment where all are welcome. Founded more than a century ago, Sholom has locations in St. Paul and St. Louis Park and offers a full-array of senior-centered services across a continuum of in-home and site-based care.