Silverado Pilots New Program to Reduce Parkinson’s Stigma


Senior Housing News - March 23, 2017 - "Irvine, California-based senior living provider Silverado has launched a new pilot program to maximize functioning for its residents living with Parkinson’s disease, as well as to help reduce the stigma that surrounds the disease and other movement disorders.

So far, the new program is being piloted in one community in Chicago and one in Houston.

The new program was designed to be built around Silverado’s current program—Nexus—which helps people with early-stage memory impairments, Kim Butrum, senior vice president of clinical services at Silverado, told Senior Housing News.

'We’ve gotten a lot of increased interest in the Nexus program from people with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, so we decided to make a program specifically for Parkinson’s,' Butrum said. 'Both diseases involve similar cognitive decline.'"

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