What is Enhance®Wellness?
“Everyone on the staff was so eager to help make this program really effective for those of us who really committed to it. They were friendly, cheerful, knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile so that we would succeed. My private sessions with the counselor were extremely productive”. – EnhanceWellness Participant
Enhance®Wellness (EW) is an evidence-based program that connects participants with a personal health and wellness coach or counselor to improve physical, emotional and social well-being. Based on the Chronic Care Model, EW’s participant-centered approach uses motivational interviewing techniques and validated assessment tools in ten+ domains to guide health action plan creation and accountability. Through the use of problem solving strategies, participants clarify goals, responsibilities and activities as they work toward health-related behavioral change. This program works well as a hub to refer to other health promotion interventions and resources.
EnhanceWellness happens in three steps: Screen, Plan, Action:
- An EnhanceWellness screen identifies personal strengths and risks. Together, an EnhanceWellness team member and the participant review a detailed health questionnaire.
- The EnhanceWellness action plan focuses on areas the participant chooses to work on. This plan may also be shared with the participant’s physician.
- The participant then moves into action with the support of their EnhanceWellness coach, who offers ongoing encouragement, feedback, and monitoring. The EnhanceWellness coach helps with problem solving, health education, and referral to support groups and additional services, including individual and family counseling, if indicated.
EnhanceWellness is a reliable complement to formal healthcare services for older adults. It is backed by independent research and has been shown to yield measurable results in health — an important consideration for service providers, public and private funders, health care partners, and older adults themselves. And of course, it works seamlessly with EnhanceFitness.
Review EnhanceWellness research to learn more about program results and replication.