Lifespace Communities (formerly Life Care Retirement Communities), headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, recently announced that it has become the first senior living provider to adopt the Dakim® BrainFitness(TM) System nation-wide for its 4,500 residents in 11 communities across the U.S. The Dakim BrainFitness System, which has already been implemented in three of its continuing care retirement communities, provides opportunities for daily cognitive stimulation for its residents through the use of a touch screen-based system designed to help seniors strengthen their brain health and fight the threat of memory loss and dementia. The program will be implemented in eight additional communities over the next few months. Earlier this year, Lifespace Communities began using the BrainFitness Program in three communities including Claridge Court in Prairie Village, KS; Friendship Village in Bloomington, MN; and Beacon Hill in Lombard, IL.
"Dakim BrainFitness is a perfect fit for our communities. Our recent brand change to Lifespace Communities means more choice in wellness programs for our residents. Choosing an engaging brain fitness program to help residents fight the threat of memory loss is yet another compelling advantage our residents have access to in our communities," said Scott Harrison, President/CEO of Lifespace Communities. "Since day one, our residents at Claridge Court have lined up to participate in the BrainFitness Program. The participation and interest among our residents, at all levels of care, has continued to grow. The residents, staff, and therapists have spoken and we’ve listened!" "Brain fitness has become a cornerstone of wellness programming for senior care providers," said Dakim CEO, Dan Michel. "Lifespace Communities’ commitment to offer this program to its residents, in all eleven of their communities, is another indicator of the national focus on senior brain health."