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A global conversation to investigate what trailblazers are doing to lead the senior care industry through transformation. We get curious, and discuss how to inspire ingenuity in senior care. Mavericks of Senior Living is the result of two innovators who found themselves frequently saying, "there has to be a better way." Senior care of today is not designed for the future -- but the future is coming fast. Join the Maverick Movement. #IGNITEHOPE

Creating Hope For The Way We Age with Mavericks of Senior Care Katherine Wells & Francis LeGasse

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A global conversation to investigate what trailblazers are doing to lead the senior care industry through transformation. We get curious, and discuss how to inspire ingenuity in senior care. Mavericks of Senior Living is the result of two innovators who found themselves frequently saying, "there has to be a better way." Senior care of today is not designed for the future -- but the future is coming fast. Join the Maverick Movement. #IGNITEHOPE

    Why Culture First, Architecture Second In Senior Living

    Why Culture First, Architecture Second In Senior Living

    “I like to think as an Architect that I’m able to create real homes, meaningful places where seniors can connect and thrive, places that can inspire. I’ll keep pushing to create senior living environments which reinforce connections to our natural communities, whether built, social, or spiritual.” ~Rob Simonetti, Architect, SWBR



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    As an architect, Rob Simonetti specializes in Senior Housing, and drills down further into person-directed care environments for skilled nursing and memory care occupancies. With 20 years of experience, Rob has expertise in The Green House model creating an opportunity for him to work with some very dedicated and passionate providers of senior care.
    We talk with Rob about:

    The importance of culture change organizations to move the bar in senior care.
    How the physical environment manifests culture and facilitates the ability of the organization to provide care and meet needs of residents, staff, and organization.
    Why, in the age of COVID-19 and future infectious disease outbreak,s the small house model is a natural defense against the spread of infection.

    Who does he consider a Maverick in his life? “I’ve always been inspired by Rebecca Priest, former Administrator at St. John’s Home in Rochester. Rebecca is a leader who has the ability to cast a vision for change and bring people willingly along for the journey there.  She pushes, reframes questions, thinks outside the box, and leads from her heart.”

    “I am inspired when I see people leading from the heart, meaning whatever action you are taking, it is being taken for a person, for an elder, a caregiver, a family member.” ~Rob Simonetti, Architect, SWBR

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    • 27 min
    How Ohio Masonic Home Tackles COVID 19 - Q&A with Scott Buchanan, CEO

    How Ohio Masonic Home Tackles COVID 19 - Q&A with Scott Buchanan, CEO

    “When we rolled out technology about 4-1/2 years ago, we had residents who said they hadn’t needed it for 60 years and had no use for it. Those are some of the same residents who would say they can’t live without it now. We have one resident who goes to the Verizon store to keep up-to-date on technology and he bills his kids’ account!” ~Scott Buchanan, CEO, Ohio Masonic Home



      Sponsored BySerenity Engage supports senior living communities during COVID-19 lockdowns with HIPAA-compliant messaging for care teams to communicate with family members.

    Contact us to find out how your facility can save up to 10% on insurance premiums by using Serenity!www.serenityengage.com

    Ohio Masonic Home personifies the Masonic Values and helps people age respectfully. We met their CEO, Scott Buchanan at the Senior Living Transformation Summit 2020 by Kisaco Research, where forward-thinkers gathered and shared very real challenges, insights and experiences in disrupting the senior care market.
    In this episode, we spoke with Scott and Katie Westfall, the Corporate Director of Marketing, to hear how technology is being employed to keep people connected across their three campuses.

    Learn how they are using tablets and what they have learned
    Hear how they got everyone up-to-speed
    Discover the variety of uses they have for the tablets
    Find out how they’ve helped community members, employees and all their families adjust to these changes. 
    Hear Scott’s favorite story about how the tablets have brightened the lives of their community members, especially during the pandemic. 


    “One of my favorite stories is when one of our residents turned 100 years old we had a big family birthday party via technology. We were able to make her birthday special for her and her family even during this time.” ~ Scott Buchanan, CEO, Ohio Masonic Home

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    Teepa Snow Tackles How To Care For Someone With Dementia During Covid-19

    Teepa Snow Tackles How To Care For Someone With Dementia During Covid-19

    “One way to reduce stress as a caregiver for someone with dementia is to stop putting yourself in a position where you’ll get pushback. Instead use Positive Approach Starters. Ask, ‘Would you like coffee or something else?’ Move it out of the realm of ‘who’s in control’ and into a more effective approach for both of you.”
    Teepa Snow, Occupational Therapist and Founder of Positive Approach



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    Nationally renowned Teepa Snow is a true trailblazer when it comes to helping us all learn how to be the best care partner we can be, so our loved one can live their best life. We had a fascinating conversation with Teepa about:

    How family care partners can reduce stress for their loved one living with Dementia if at home?
    How family stay connected with their loved one living with Dementia in a long-term care community that has restricted visitations?
    What professional care partners can do to connect with a person living with Dementia during such an unsettling time?


    “At some point we’re going to have to admit that there’s not a magic wand that comes with being a health care provider. Family members are, in fact, a very important part of the care team. And right now, we are asking people to do the impossible, with the inadequate.”
    Teepa

    • 32 min
    How We Can Make Aging Better, With Max Zamkow of Third Act Partners

    How We Can Make Aging Better, With Max Zamkow of Third Act Partners

    “We can be providing a much better service and experience in long-term care and that’s exciting! There’s a lot of room for growth and innovation for how we all live happier and healthier lives.”
    Max Zamkow, Partner, Third Act Ventures
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    Innovation enthusiast, Max Zamkow, Partner, Third Act Ventures shares how he is transforming the way older adults experience aging. We spoke with Max at the Senior Living Transformation Summit 2020 by Kisaco Research, where forward-thinkers gathered and shared very real challenges, insights and experiences in disrupting the senior care market.
    Watch or listen to:

    Learn how we understand what innovation senior living needs
    Discover why innovation is a challenge in senior care
    Understand how we create an atmosphere of innovation in senior care, and scale it
    Hear why we’re seeing more age tech companies being founded, funded and even exiting
    Stay up-to-date by signing up for Age Tech newsletter!

    What ACTION do you want people to take after listening to this podcast?“I’d like to see more operators and administrators actively look for new technology and start piloting them. Have more realistic expectation of pilots and innovation, and be okay with it not working. It’s the learning that matters.For the entrepreneurs, keep at it. We need innovation. We can be doing better and we need the talent, ideas and breakthroughs.”
    How are you CREATING HOPE for the way we age?“By investing and supporting innovation in this space. Mentoring entrepreneurs, encourage others to invest in this space, implore operators to think bigger.”
    P.S. Ready to get your Mavericks coffee mug? Just answer this question: What inspired you in this episode? Email or post the answer on our social media and your Mavericks coffee mug will be in the mail!

    • 19 min
    How To Help Aging Parents When You Don't Live Nearby with Kerin Zuger, Right At Home

    How To Help Aging Parents When You Don't Live Nearby with Kerin Zuger, Right At Home

    "The closest family member to an older adult, on average, is 250 miles. That's why we're here - to fill in the gaps for family to have peace of mind and to be the collaborative glue for all providers and family."
    Kerin Zuger, Chief Strategy Officer, Right At Home

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    Chief Strategy Officer of Right At Home, Kerin Zuger, shares how she is transforming the way older adults experience aging. We spoke with Kerin at the Senior Living Transformation Summit 2020 by Kisaco Research, where forward-thinkers gathered and shared very real challenges, insights and experiences in disrupting the senior care market.

    Watch or listen to:


    Learn when to consider bringing in help for an older adult
    Discover how to make aging a no-judgement zone
    Understand the resources available as you navigate this complex journey
    Hear how the staff at Right At Home provide more than just education


    What ACTION do you want people to take after listening to this podcast? "I'd like people to begin to educate themselves as soon as they see signs of needing a little extra help. There are a lot of resources available and aging is complex."

    How are you CREATING HOPE for the way we age? "First and foremost, focusing on lifting up our caregivers because they are the people out there creating micro-moments for our older adults every single day."

    P.S. Ready to get your Mavericks coffee mug? Just answer this question: What inspired you in this episode? Email or post the answer on our social media and your Mavericks coffee mug will be in the mail!

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    We're all about challenging the status quo here at Maverick's Headquarters! Welcome to the Challenging The Way We Age podcast by the Mavericks of Senior Living. We are two innovators and entrepreneurs who have huge hearts and passion for our older adults. And we see all kinds of opportunities to improve today's system and create hope for the way we age. We tackle hard topics with the goal of creating conversation and generating curiosity and ingenuity to solve these problems.

    Want to join the Maverick Movement? Have a story on how you or your team are fostering ingenuity. Share it with us and check out ou

    • 21 min
    How To Advocate and Support Older Relatives Dealing With Isolation

    How To Advocate and Support Older Relatives Dealing With Isolation

    “Think of one person in your life who is older and isolated, and initiate a way to connect with them – via a phone call, a card, a gift, or any other idea you may have. You can change the course of their day with this one simple act.“ ~ Jenny Reynolds, Owner, Graceful Guidance Care Management



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    What do we do if our loved one is isolated? It’s a time when many family members are feeling helpless and aren’t sure where to turn. We sat down with Jenny Reynolds, Owner of Graceful Guidance Care Management, to learn her tips and tricks to have peace of mind and stay connected with your loved one.

    Hear how connection can be like a ‘virtual coffee’ cup of support
    Find out what to do if your loved one is in a senior living community
    Learn the tips for staying connected with the appropriate person or care staff
    Understand how you can ‘sweeten’ their ‘virtual coffee’ from afar

    P.S. Ready to get your Mavericks coffee mug? Share with us what your favorite idea from either this conversation or your own ideas and experience about how we can support our older population right now. Email or post the answer on our social media and your Mavericks coffee mug will be in the mail.
    If you like this episode, please subscribe!Tell us what you think, and what you’d like to see changed in senior care.
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    We’re all about challenging the status quo here at Maverick’s Headquarters! Welcome to the Challenging The Way We Age podcast by the Mavericks of Senior Living. We are two innovators and ent

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Challenging the way things are done and bringing the care of our seniors into the 21st century is so important! Love this!

-Taylor Hulett- Author of About Faces Expressions of Alzhiermers and Dementia

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