Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 30, 2012
SimpleC is pleased to announce that Melany M. Sattler, MSW, has been appointed to the key management position of Clinical Care Manager.
Sattler will be responsible for the supervision of SimpleC Care Team Specialists and the implementation of innovative, audio-visual based, cognitive therapies. She will work directly with the care staff and families of SimpleC senior community clients so residents can achieve positive, measurable results.
“With over 15 years in the industry, Melany is an experienced dementia care educator whose focus has always been on person-centered care,” stated Dan Pompilio, SimpleC’s CEO. “She is passionate about helping caregivers understand Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia—and how they can help each person use their remaining abilities and feel good about themselves. Her belief is that people with cognitive impairment need three basic things: to feel safe, to feel loved and to have a sense of purpose. This is exactly in line with what we at SimpleC strive to do every day. It’s a perfect match.”
Most recently, Sattler was Director of Education, Outreach and Evaluation at the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter. In that position, she had extensive experience in grant and program management. This included coordinating the delivery of caregiver support services, delivering education programs, and managing staff. Previous experience included positions with the Athens Community Council on Aging, where Melany was the Director of Adult Day Care Programs and the Elbert County Department of Family and Children’s services, where Sattler was a Senior Social Services Case Manager.
Sattler is a gradute of the University of Georgia with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work. She is a Foundations of Dementia Care Master Trainer, a board member of the Georgia Gerontology Society and a member of the advisory committee for the Culture Change Network of Georgia. She is an accomplished support group leader and counselor.
“This is such an exciting time in the Alzheimer’s and dementia-care industry,” said Sattler. “No one in the industry is as innovative and care-based as SimpleC. Every day, they are seeing outcomes that make the lives of people better. That’s exactly where I want to be.”
The SimpleC Companion is an intuitive touch-screen that promotes memory recall, engagement, and better communication for seniors. During key times throughout the day, the unit is activated and delivers scheduling help, such as activities and mealtimes, and also behavioral interventions for under stimulation, sundowning and aggression - all without the use of medications. Users receive rich visual cues such as their own family photographs, and hear meaningful audio such as preferred pieces of music and personalized messages recorded by family members or a favorite caregiver, to stimulate positive memories and foster healthy daily routines. With The Companion, SimpleC has created a solution that improves the quality of life for those living with Dementia and Alzheimer's, while also focusing on caregivers and providers, and the ways they can save time and money.
For more information, visit http://www.SimpleC.com.