Living Well Assisted Living to Present High-Tech Eldercare Model

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Living Well Assisted Living at Home will be presenting its model to keep seniors safe and connected at home at the California Pacific Medical Center in June.

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President and CEO of Living Well Assisted Living at Home, Dr. Doris Bersing, will be presenting at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco her revolutionary high tech – high touch model in eldercare to keep seniors safe and connected. The presentation titled, “Keeping Seniors Safe and Connected,” will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12.

“A comprehensive model that uses technology assures safety and provides choice to the elders to age in place with dignity, and delivers peace of mind for family members, friends and professional caregivers should include personalized, homecare, gerontological wellness and technology to meet the multilayered needs of the seniors in the 21st century,” said Dr. Bersing.

About 89 percent of Americans do not want to leave their homes when they age. Most of them will live alone and receive support from a variety of health and community-based providers and family caregivers.

On the other hand, how will the long-term care system provide care to a growing number of seniors living in increasingly scattered locations? And more importantly, how can that system continue to provide quality care in the face of workforce shortages, rising care costs and decreasing resources? Technology has the potential to play a critical role in launching a new model of geriatric care that allows senior citizens to live independently for as long as possible, supports family caregivers in the important work they do and gives health care providers the tools they need to deliver high-quality care at a reasonable cost.

Dr. Bersing has found that the combination of caring people, technology and expertise in gerontology is the key to being able to keep people living and aging within their own homes regardless of whether they are healthy and engaged or dealing with chronic physical illness or dementia.

In March of 2008, the Center for Aging Services Technologies released a useful report on the state of technology in aging services. Three groupings of technologies are cited: health and wellness technologies, safety technologies and social connectedness technologies. The report can be downloaded from the website at http://www.agingtech.org/.

The “Keeping Seniors Safe and Connected” presentation will be held at the Community Health Resource Center (CHRC) at 21OO Webster, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA. RSVP by calling (415) 923-3858.

About the company:
Living Well offers specialized care for adults with chronic and debilitating conditions — like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, and mental illness — that compromise their ability to live safely in their homes. At Living Well Assisted Living at Home, they combine a team of experts and the use of smart technology with exceptional customer service to deliver personalized, comprehensive care to seniors and adults with cognitive, behavioral and movement disorders. Their approach to care at home enables those seniors and adults affected by Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, Parkinson's, ALS, other neurological disorders and mental illnesses to live independent and meaningful lives. At Living Well, they aspire to create a safe and nurturing environment while allowing for independence and dignity for seniors and adults and offering peace of mind to the children and family members. Visit their website for more information, http://www.livingwellah.com.

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