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December 2013

Senior Care – A Detailed Look Alyssa Chan

December 18th, 2013 | 0

OpenPlacement-Blog-Spectrum-of-Senior-CareSearching for Senior Care for yourself or a loved one can be a very difficult task and more often than not is during a difficult period of time.  It is extremely important to find the perfect fit with comfort, care and most importantly safety in mind. That said, it is critical to consider all the options that are available as well as the specific level of care and services they provide.

Below you will find a graphic that helps visualize all the key care types available.  As you move from the bottom of the graphic to the top the level of care increases.  Non medical home care provides the most basic form of care services in the comfort of ones home.  On the other side of the spectrum is a hospital which provides the highest level of services and care for a loved one.

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Katy Fike of Aging2.0, Our Featured Health Care Trailblazer Alyssa Chan

December 13th, 2013 | 0

Katy-Fike-Aging2.0This month’s Health Care Trailblazer, Dr. Katy Fike, is an influential leader and part of the co-founding team for Aging2.0. Aging2.0 is a global organization on a mission to accelerate innovation to improve the lives of older adults around the world. Aging2.0 connects, educates and supports innovators through regular events, the CoverAGE newsletter and the GENerator founders program. I was fortunate enough to track her down for a phone interview for our OpenPlacement Health Care Trailblazer feature interview. Dr. Fike’s journey from systems engineering student to being a co-founder of Aging2.0 is an inspirational story for many different health care professionals and especially those involved with senior care and the aging space. 

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OP #FollowFriday These #SeniorLiving Providers on Twitter Alyssa Chan

December 5th, 2013 | 0

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For this week’s OP #FollowFriday, we are following senior living providers on Twitter.

As statics have shown almost 7 out of 10 Americans over age 65 will need long-term care. These twitter accounts are recognized for being active senior living accounts on Twitter who have been doing a fantastic job of tracking and announcing breaking news in areas of healthcare innovation, caring for the aging population, and peer support. We are happy to recognize them and other like-minded twitter accounts.

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