▪ Bluegrass.org, a behavioral health care provider, has formed a subsidiary to provide supported residential housing and post-acute rehabilitation services for Kentuckians with brain injuries. The company, New Vista Behavioral Health, will help expand the continuum of personalized care that Bluegrass has offered since 1966 to people with behavioral health and substance use disorders, and to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The brain injury pilot program will receive funding from the Department for Aging and Independent Living in the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
New Vista will focus initially on helping six to eight individuals with brain injuries to increase their level of independence and quality of life, all in a community-based setting. By providing services in real-life settings, the program aims to promote a high level of independence for participants.
▪ KentuckyOne Health has opened a Healthy Lifestyle Center at St. Joseph Hospital, 1401 Harrodsburg Road, Building A, Suite 480.
The Healthy Lifestyle Centers are a new concept in prevention and wellness introduced by KentuckyOne Health in Louisville in 2014. The center provides medically supervised exercise, nutrition counseling, stress management and more to help people get and stay healthy.
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Compiled by Dorothea Wingo