Harmony Healthcare International, (HHI) Launches Social Media Video for Skilled Nursing Facilities

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“Engage Don’t Just Age: Keeping Seniors Engaged Through the Power of Social Media” Explores the Benefits and Risks of Social Media Among Seniors and in the Post-Acute Care Environment

Harmony Healthcare launches video "Engage Don’t Just Age: Keeping Seniors Engaged Through the Power of Social Media” Exploring the Benefits and Risks of Social Media Among Senior Citizens.

Social media, as a tool, provides people with connectivity to society.

The social media revolution has swept across America. This communications change cuts across most age and demographic groups and has transformed the way Americans live, work and play. One demographic that lags behind in adaptation and may benefit the most from social media use is America’s seniors. Harmony Healthcare International,(HHI), a leader in healthcare consulting services, sets out to change attitudes and to help facilitate social media adaptation in both the post-acute care environment and among the nation’s elder population by launching an educational video, “Engage Don’t Just Age: Keeping Seniors Engage Through the Power of Social Media”.

“Socialization is critical to health. With the elderly, it is not only the physical or cognitive disorder but it is important to look at the whole patient; the propensity towards isolation in today’s society leads to depression,” said Kris Mastrangelo, President and CEO, Harmony Healthcare International, (HHI). “Social media, as a tool, provides people with connectivity to society. I have literally seen elders light up when ‘facetiming’ or ‘skyping’ with loved-ones across the miles. This type of simple socialization is critical to health and well-being.”

Harmony Healthcare enlisted four senior citizens and their grandchildren and entered into a delightful exploration of what social media means across generations, the uncertainties around technology use, and the common attitudes, both young and old, about adaptability and use. The video also looks at social media and its impact from the caregivers’ perspective and makes an argument for social media as a healthcare tool.

“Social media can act as an intervention in the aging process. Using these technology tools is advantageous in keeping the brain young and moving forward,” said Mastrangelo, “Stagnancy equals death both physical and mental and the benefits here include increased brain connections, and better decision making and problem solving capabilities.”

For more information on the 9:45 minute video, “Engage Don’t Just Age: Keeping Elders Engaged Through the Power of Social Media” visit: http://info.harmony-healthcare.com/engage-dont-just-age-download

About Harmony Healthcare International, (HHI)
Harmony Healthcare International, (HHI) was founded in 2001. With headquarters in Topsfield, MA, Harmony Healthcare International, (HHI) is a healthcare consulting firm focused on assisting the healthcare industry (acute care, skilled nursing, home care, assisted living and other continuums) with our C.A.R.E. platform of products and services designed to create operational, financial and clinical excellence with the goal of improving patient care. The company has become one of the most recognized and trusted consulting companies for Compliance, Audits, Analysis, Reimbursement, Regulatory, Education/training and Efficiency services in the post-acute care industry.

With a staff of accomplished HealthCARE Specialists who serve as consultants to For-Profit, Not-For-Profit, Standalone and Multi-Facility Chains across the country, Harmony Healthcare International, (HHI) has been ranked among the top 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S. for 3 consecutive years by Inc. Magazine. Harmony Healthcare International,(HHI), “We C.A.R.E. About Care.” Visit us at: http://www.harmony-healthcare.com/

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