Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 289 VALUES IN PRACTICE: SERVING WELLNESS PROGRAMS AND HEALTH CARE SERVICES Wellness for Life The concept of wellness is a vital part of Kendal’s ethos. We encourage wellness for all community members, all staff and their families, and our boards. Our goal is for each individual to live as full and fulfilling a life as possible. Our programs and fitness facilities are readily available to all community members including staff and families. All wellness programs are directed first toward understanding the options available for achieving and maintaining the highest level of health and well-being. We then work to assist individuals so that they can reach their identified goals. We seek to be wellness-oriented throughout our communities, whether campus-based or home-based. HighQualityHealthCareServicesandWellnessPrograms Some of Kendal’s most distinctive characteristics are found in our approach to wellness programs and health care services. Many of our practices are pioneering among services for older adults and, we believe, are significant factors in providing a better way for older persons in our society. We strive to preserve and enhance each person’s capabilities, emphasizing abilities rather than disabilities, and encouraging involvement. Central to our philosophy of wellness and health care is thoughtful planning that optimizes ongoing wellness and fulfillment for each individual. Planning done in collaboration with the individual community member, and sometimes the family, is coordinated by health services staff, and is supported by an interdisciplinary team. To ensure consistency and continuity, the interdisciplinary approach integrates management and supportive services as well, with the knowledge that support service providers have a significant role in the health, safety, and well‑being of the individual. We foster an atmosphere in which “taking care of others” comes to mean “supporting people in their independence.”