Submitted by Tony K & Associates
ActiveRx, a Chandler, Ariz.-based company and national leader in preventative senior healthcare providing services to support the scientifically-proven connection between strength maintenance, independent living and a high quality of life, announced its entry into the Texas market with the opening of its first Active Aging Center at 2600 W. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 130 in McKinney.
The ActiveRx system – founded on two decades of scientific research and evidence-based practices – proves that the “pains of aging” are preventable and often reversible. Matt Essex, founder and chief executive officer of ActiveRx, said, “A variety of ActiveRx services provides patients and program members with the ability to actually choose how they age by taking control of their aging process.”
Owned and operated by Mark Phillips, North Texas regional developer for ActiveRx – the new clinic is located in a 2,450-square-foot office near the intersection of Eldorado Parkway and Country Club Lane.
In making the announcement, Phillips said, “Introducing the innovative and unique ActiveRx approach to senior healthcare will soon be making a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of people in Dallas-Ft. Worth area.”
Phillips said he intends on opening up to 40 ActiveRx Active Aging Centers in the Metroplex over the course of the next three to five years.
The ActiveRx McKinney Active Aging Center will provide patients with a full continuum of services that are designed to facilitate long-term, meaningful lifestyle changes, including professional evaluations, chronic disease prevention and management programs, specialized active functional therapy and rehabilitation, andStrengththerapy™ – the signature on-going wellness membership created by Essex and a nationally recognized scientific advisory board.
ActiveRx services are delivered by highly-trained, degreed and licensed professionals who specialize in working with older adults. The ActiveRx Aging Center team works in concert to encourage all patients to achieve their personal “optimal state of prevention” in a safe and effective manner.
Thousands of research studies have shown that this “optimal state of prevention” is best achieved by seniors who lead active lifestyles that effectively combat the typical strength losses associated with aging. Current physiological research reveals that mature adults lose 30% of their strength by age 65, and another 30% by the
time they turn 75.
Strength loss is the largest contributing factor to loss of physical function which, in turn, is the leading cause
of falls among older adults – a problem that affects one in three seniors over the age of 65. Falls are the leading cause of premature loss of independence, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As a result, ActiveRx Active Aging Centers place a premium on strength evaluation and activity within its system, providing mature adults with an opportunity to first remove any “restrictors” – such as past or present injuries, pain and other functional issues – that keep them from engaging in consistent physical activity. Once these restrictors are eliminated, patients are much more likely to engage in strength therapy that will help them regain lost strength, balance and mobility.
To help seniors reduce the chances of a fall and loss of independence, ActiveRx Aging Centers emphasize strength evaluation and structured activity within its system. “We provide mature adults with an opportunity to first remove any restrictors – like past or present injuries, pain and other functional limitations – that keep them from engaging in consistent physical activity,” Essex said. “Once these restrictors are eliminated, patients are much more likely to engage in Strengththerapy™ that will help them regain lost strength, balance and mobility.”
Essex added, “ActiveRx is redefining the aging process. Every patient we see will recover years of their previous ability to function. No one has to be a victim of aging when there are safe, affordable, medically-supervised steps that can be taken to ensure the ability to live independently for as long as possible.”
Hours for the new center will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and by appointment on Saturday. Most ActiveRx healthcare services are covered by Medicare, and other PPO insurance programs.
Wellness memberships may be subsidized by some Medicare Advantage plans and participants can also utilize their health savings and flex spending plans to pay for all out-of-pocket services incurred at the center. Strengtherapy™ sessions average $8 per visit.
Additional ActiveRx Active Aging Centers also are currently open in Scottsdale, Sun City West/Surprise,
and Sun Lakes, Ariz., Engelwood, Colo. and Torrance, Calif. New locations in Illinois and Michigan are scheduled to open later this year. Additional information can be obtained at ActiveRx.com.
Photo: Kim Web, physical therapist at the new ActiveRx Aging Center at 2600 W. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 130 in McKinney, assists patient JoAnn Scofield with a dexterity exercise designed to help her “take control of the aging process.”