Recent Donation of Two Nintendo Wii Video Game Consoles Provide A Lot Of Fun

Page Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce a recent donation to Page Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center of two Nintendo Wii Video Game Consoles.  The donation of these systems is part of a new activities and rehabilitation program that is being implemented by the facility to provide a fun and interactive way to keep the residents active.

Games currently enjoyed by the residents of Page Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center include bowling, fishing, golf, playing pool, arcade games, and carnival games.  The great thing about the Wii games is that they can be played either from a standing position or from a wheelchair, so no one is left out of the activities.  They can also be enjoyed by residents with varying cognitive levels since the commands are easy to hear and follow.  This has become a great way for staff and residents to interact and have some fun.

Wii therapy has gained popularity in nursing homes due to the benefits that have been found providing range of motion, balance and strengthening exercises.  Page Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center decided to start with one Nintendo Wii Video Game Console in the Activities Department to determine how it would be received by the residents.  It was such an overwhelming success that a second system was added to the Rehabilitation Department.

While it is too soon to determine the many physical benefits of the systems, the benefits to the quality of life of the residents is evident when you see them playing the games and competing with each other.

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