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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 driven to evolve, transform, and uplevel the senior care industry together. Join the Maverick Movement. #IGNITEHOPE www.mavericksofseniorliving.com

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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 driven to evolve, transform, and uplevel the senior care industry together. Join the Maverick Movement. #IGNITEHOPE www.mavericksofseniorliving.com

    Can You Have Engaged Residents Without Engaged Staff?

    Can You Have Engaged Residents Without Engaged Staff?

    About The Episode
    There's a lot of talk about engagement in the senior care industry. Engagement is often called Life Enrichment or Activities in senior living communities. Exercising mental and emotional health is undoubtedly of enormous significance in the overall wellbeing of any human.

    So, why then, does "Activities" often have a lower budget with fewer resources than other senior care departments?

    We had a great discussion about elevating quality of life through engagement with the dynamic Sara Kyle, PhD  and Kelly Stranburg of LE3 Solutions.  They also share three key elements to improve daily life for both residents and staff. After all, it is an ecosystem and it is necessary to collaborate and work together.


    Focus on movement, creative curiosities, address grief and emotions of the past year
    Role of families will continue to grow figure out how to embrace and partner with family members
    Technology kept many families together during the pandemic.

    LE3 Solutions is a strategic consulting firm supporting operators/providers and vendors in the senior living space and beyond with the objective to elevate engagement and well-being for residents and staff as well as those choosing to age in place and their caregivers.



    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.



    SOURCES


    Francis LeGasse, Chief Curiosity Maverick, and CEO of Assured Assisted Living, Sevens Residential Care, Sevens Home Care
    Katherine Wells, Chief Inspiration Maverick at Mavericks of Senior Living, and CEO of Serenity Engage
    Taylor Hulett, Chief Ingenuity Maverick at Mavericks of Senior Living, and Director of Customer Success at Serenity Engage

    • 37 min
    What About the Mental Health Needs of Older Adults?

    What About the Mental Health Needs of Older Adults?

    About The Episode

    The Mavericks sit down with Dr. Evan Plys, Geriatric Psychologist and Researcher, and Dr. Karina Drake , Geriatric Psychiatrist, both of UC Health Anschutz to discuss the importance of mental health for older adults. The Mavericks dive deep into the importance of supporting our older adults mental health. Dr. Plys and Dr. Drake will provide excellent information around the benefits of a specialty provider trained in geriatric psychiatry/psychology.



    Sponsored By
    Serenity Engage is a HIPAA-compliant conversation platform that increases move-ins, streamlines communications, and reduces risk for senior care providers. And because better communication means less litigation, ask us how to get a 10% insurance premium discount for using Serenity. Learn more at www.serenityengage.com.



    Ready to get your Mvericks 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.

    • 30 min
    How Our Language Affects The Transition Into Senior Care

    How Our Language Affects The Transition Into Senior Care

    About The Episode
    Moving...no matter the age is tough. It's even more of a challenge for many of our older adults who move into senior living. The Mavericks and their amazing collaborators tackle the stigma, feelings and emotions around transitioning into Senior Living.

    Join us as we share our discussions for the past several months and work towards improving and breaking the status quo. We are truly blessed to be surrounded with some many amazing people who want to improve the aging experience.


    Morgan Jenkins, Maintain Me
    Juliana Young, Home Care Assistance of Douglas County
    Kathleen Hulme, Home Safety and Accessibility Solutions

    And a shout out to those involved in our Collab Cohort #2 that were unable to be on the show today:


    Dale Carter, Transitioning Aging Parents
    Michelle Olson, Clear Guidance
    Courtney Wentworth, Serenity Engage
    Holly Shure, Serenity Engage
    Terri Cassidy,  Health Promotion Partners
    Marilyn Weber, Grief Recovery Specialist

    • 38 min
    Understanding And Solving Inequities for LGBTQ in Senior Care

    Understanding And Solving Inequities for LGBTQ in Senior Care

    “There is fear among the LGBTQ community to access senior care services, and there are barriers to accepting them into care. While that is considered illegal discrimination, it still happens. Our goal is to raise awareness, provide education, and take action to solve this problem.”

    Carey Candrian, CU Anschutz



    About The Episode
    Talk about fire power! We are blessed to have three amazing influencers for those providing care for older adults, especially for those belonging to minority groups. We speak with:


    Sarah Haggerty, Denver Regional Council of Government (DRCOG)
    Carey Candrian, CU Anschutz
    Stormie Foust, DaySpring Villa, a Christian Living Community

    Our guests today will talk about real world implementation of Project Visibility. We have a wonderful team member from Christian Living Community to share about their implementation.

    We are diving deep into three key items:

    -LGBTQ people face disparities and inequity in healthcare, housing, employment and social services
    -A person-centered approach that honors people’s rights and individuality has the power to transform care for older adults and people with disabilities, especially for those belonging to minority groups
    -All of us have the power to learn about our implicit attitudes, reflect on them, and make positive changes, in order to ensure social justice and equity for all



    Sponsored By
    Serenity Engage is a HIPAA-compliant conversation platform that increases move-ins, streamlines communications, and reduces risk for senior care providers. And because better communication means less litigation, ask us how to get a 10% insurance premium discount for using Serenity. Learn more at www.serenityengage.com.



    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.

    • 59 min
    How to Tackle Isolation and Depression for Older Adults?

    How to Tackle Isolation and Depression for Older Adults?

    “The care plan must be thought of as a living, breathing document. It is never ‘done’ because human beings change and grow every day. True person-centered care must include constantly learning and adapting to the needs of the older adult.”
    Juliana Young, Champion of Aging Well & Business Development Director, Home Care Assistance of Douglas County
    About The Episode
    The Mavericks sit down with Juliana Young of Home Care Assistance of Douglas County to talk all things older adult! Juliana is not only an incredible person but also has two amazing parents, 99 and 93.

    We are diving deep into three key items:

    -Isolation and Depression
    -How to engage with a loved one to help keep them stimulated and validated
    -The Balanced Care approach and how our caregivers can give you peace of mind



    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 our other episodes to light your innovation fire. Don’t forget to subscribe for more great interviews.



    Mavericks of Senior Living is sponsored by Serenity Engage, Inc. and Assured Assisted Living. This episode was produced by Katherine Wells, Francis LeGasse and Taylor Hulett.   You can subscribe to Mavericks for Senior Living on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher. You can also find us on Twitter, Facebook, or via email at ignitehope@mavericksofseniorliving.

    • 39 min
    What A 5th Grader Knows About Senior Care That We Don’t

    What A 5th Grader Knows About Senior Care That We Don’t

    “As the founder of Seniors4Seniors, I was honored when my fifth grade daughter chose to write a paper about mental health and senior care. She has grown up around older adults due to my profession, and is an inspiration to me every day.”

    Eric Peterson, founder, Seniors4Seniors

    About The Episode
    What a treat to speak with Ms. Belle Peterson, a fifth grade student who wrote an articulate paper on “The World We Need.” Ms. Peterson’s paper was written for a class project and speaks to the mental health, social health, and physical health of our older population.

    In this episode you will learn:


    Why Ms. Peterson chose this topic
    What message she hopes to deliver to the audience
    What change she would like to see in the world

    Sponsored By
    Serenity Engage is a HIPAA-compliant conversation platform that increases move-ins, streamlines communications, and reduces risk for senior care providers. And because better communication means less litigation, ask us how to get a 10% insurance premium discount for using Serenity. Learn more at www.serenityengage.com.

    • 19 min

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Taylor Hulett ,

Love the work these two are doing!

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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