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CEAL promotes high-quality assisted living, serves as a convener to bring together diverse stakeholders to discuss and examine issues related to assisted living, helps bridge research, practice and policies that foster quality and affordability, and maintains an objective national clearinghouse of information and resources about assisted living. Click on the below image to download CEAL's 2010 Annual Report.
Web-based resource to assist staff working in Continuing Care Retirement Communities to implement an evidence-based exercise program for seniors. The new Staying Healthy Through Education and Prevention or STEP Implementation Guide from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers instruction on how something as basic as walking and strength training can help older adults increase active aging and decrease the risk of future disability. Wellness program and activities coordinators, OT professionals and other care providers will find tips such as incorporating the use of low-tech, inexpensive equipment like ankle weights helpful. The guide supports the U.S. Surgeon General’s recommendations of 150 minutes of exercise a week for older adults.
To view the STEP Implementation Guide, go to: http://www.ahrq.gov/research/stepmanual