What Seniors are Reflecting on in Isolation

Posted by Kate Sweeney on August 13, 2020

 

Wellness has been reimagined during this time of quarantine and isolation. As many are adjusting their daily rituals, they are searching for different practices to weave into their lives. Seniors, who are particularly impacted by social isolation, are finding new ways of engaging with technology and wellness. Matthew Russell, MD, of Massachusetts General notes, “Many seniors have learned to adopt evolving technology, which they may not have prior to COVID-19.”

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Topics: senior wellness wellzesta social isolation


Wellzesta uses AI to support low vision residents

Posted by John M. Robinson MD, PhD on July 29, 2020

Wellzesta has long been committed to serving low vision residents. For years, the "events section" has offered consistent support for low vision Wellzesta users. Specifically, the monthly calendar can be zoomed an infinite amount using the pinch-to-zoom functionality. Additionally, DOT, the Wellzesta digital coach, can speak the daily events calendar. 

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Topics: Technology artificial intelligence wellzesta voice technology low vision


Wellzesta & VoCo: Engaging Seniors & Supporting Staff

Posted by Alden Warr on July 21, 2020

 

Recent surges in coronavirus cases have made it clear that it may be quite some time before our world returns to normal. This pandemic has particularly impacted seniors and senior living communities, as seniors are facing unprecedented social isolation. Across the country, however, many seniors are getting to know a new friend—Alexa. With more than 3 billion virtual assistants already deployed around the globe, it’s clear that voice-controlled technology is going to continue to play an ever-increasing role in how we interact with each other and our world. Unlike some of the technological revolutions before it, the “Voice Revolution” is finding a special adoption among the older generation. Voice technology, especially when used in conjunction with engagement platforms like Wellzesta, has been shown to enrich seniors’ lives, alleviate workload from community staff, and increase occupancy rates.

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Topics: life plan community wellzesta social connection amazon alexa VoCo


The Science and Spirituality of Emotions in HealthCare

Posted by Marilyn Carpenter on April 7, 2020

 

For me, the whole notion of HealthCare has always meant the joining of science and spirituality, with health rooted in science and care connected to spirituality – our universal ‘oneness’ - guided by the golden rule – treat others as you would have them treat you. Love, kindness, joy, gentleness, patience, and goodness to name a few outward emotions we all like to receive from others, especially our caregivers. Growing up in the 70’s, the doctors in my small town often made house calls. The doctor’s kind and gentle “bedside manner” meant everything to us.

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Topics: Emotional Wellness healthcare emotion code quantum theory energy


Your Role in Retirement Planning: Guiding Prospective Senior Living Residents

Posted by Brad Breeding on March 6, 2020

 

If you are a member of the sales and marketing team at your [independent living or life plan] retirement community, did you know that you are in the retirement planning business? You may not think so because, for most people, the phrase “retirement planning” translates to “financial planning." But I would encourage you to broaden your scope of what retirement planning includes.

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Topics: Senior Living Seniors Financial Wellness Life Plan senior wellness aging wellzesta marketing senior care retirement mylifesite


What Do Seniors Want Your Retirement Community to Be?

Posted by Jeremiah Treacy on February 25, 2020

 

“What’s old is new again,” or so the saying goes. With senior living or retirement communities, whichever term you prefer, the model is shifting ever so slightly depending on what your community is, or what you offer the senior today. It may even depend on where your senior community is located; after all, geography can often play a part in the senior community profile.

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Topics: Senior Living Seniors life plan community senior wellness wellzesta continuing care retirement



The Value of Finding Your Life Purpose

Posted by Patricia Faust, MGS on February 12, 2020

 

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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Topics: Seniors senior wellness brain health mindfulness senior care brain function purposeful life purpose


Benefits of Working with a Senior Care Manager

 

The phone rings - it’s the hospital on the other line. Your mother fell and is injured. They also mention they believe she may have had a stroke. You leave your job and head to the hospital. If you aren’t close by, maybe you head to the airport or embark on a long drive. All of a sudden, you are in the middle of a situation you weren’t prepared for. The hospital staff is asking you what you want to do with your mom. She can’t live alone for awhile, or maybe ever again. Where do you want her to go? Where should she go for rehabilitation therapy? You have no idea where to start.

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Topics: Seniors senior wellness aging eldercare senior care continuing care at home care manager healthcare


How to Achieve Rapid Growth through B2B Marketing for Home Care

Posted by Grant Gaston on January 3, 2020

 

 

You may have been running your home care agency for 5 weeks or 5 years - it doesn’t matter. The reality is that most of us start out by recruiting 20 caregivers, and then finding new clients to give them work. It’s like the cat chasing the mouse, a constant juggling act of hiring and retaining caregivers, scheduling them to clients, and always prospecting for enough new clients to keep everyone busy, regardless of how long you have been doing it.

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Topics: marketing home care caregiver retention referrals b2b marketing caregiver turnover