Ageless Innovation to Showcase Award-Winning Collection of Animatronic Pets at AHIP's National Conference on Medicare, Medicaid, and Dual Eligibles

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“Joy for All Companion Pets” Proven to Provide Valuable Benefit and Support to Vulnerable Populations and Their Caregivers via Multiple Clinical Studies

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Ageless Innovation will introduce Medicare and Medicaid professionals to Joy for All Companion Pets; a collection of animatronic pets that have been proven by a myriad of clinical studies to improve well-being and emotional function, and reduce loneliness among older adults.

Ageless Innovation LLC, a global company devoted to reimagining how we positively live and age together through the power of play, is proud to announce their forthcoming presence at America’s Health Insurance Plan (AHIP)’s virtual National Conference on Medicare, Medicaid & Dual Eligibles. Ageless Innovation will introduce Medicare and Medicaid healthcare professionals to their award-winning line of Joy for All Companion Pets; a collection of animatronic pets that have been proven by a myriad of clinical studies to improve well-being and emotional function, and reduce loneliness among older adults.

Developed with extensive input from older adults, Joy for All Companion Pets look, sound and feel like real pets – and provide many of the same benefits of interactive companionship. With lifelike coats, realistic sounds, and soft heartbeats, they are a powerful solution for many who love having pets, yet are no longer able to manage the often strenuous day-to-day care, responsibilities and costs. The collection currently includes both cats and pups.

Multiple published clinical studies have proven that these impactful pets can enhance the well-being, sense of purpose, and quality of life of individuals living with feelings of social isolation and loneliness. The use of Joy for All Companion Pets has also showed a significant reduction in agitation, depression and expressions of sadness among older adults that are suffering from Alzheimer’s, Dementia and related diseases, in addition to these recipients being able to reduce their intake of psychotropic medications. The pets have subsequently contributed to enhancing interactions for caregivers and family members of said communities.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided changes to Medicare Advantage guidance which now allows plans to pursue various, new supplemental benefits – including Joy for All Companion Pets – for vulnerable Medicare members with select chronic conditions.

“Recognizing the value that robotic companion pets can play in reducing loneliness and improving the quality of life for those who are clinically depressed or have dementia, HealthPartners was the first plan in the country to make Joy for All Companion Pets available as a supplemental benefit in 2020,” explains Susan McGeehan, Manager of State Public Programs. “We are excited to see the positive impact these companion pets make in the lives of our most vulnerable members.”

More than ten studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of Joy for All Companion Pets in improving the overall quality of life and care for older adults; interested parties can read a summary of the impressive and impactful results. A comprehensive White Paper can be found here: https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/V5QRoxAw2Z

AHIP attendees can learn more about the mission of Ageless Innovation and the impact of Joy for All Companion Pets by virtually visiting the Ageless Innovation ‘booth’ at the AHIP Conference or via http://www.JoyforAll.com.

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About Ageless Innovation

Ageless Innovation is a global company focused on bringing comfort, joy and meaningful connections to older adults around the world and reimagining how we positively live and age together by unleashing the power of play. Beginning with its award-winning line of Joy for All Companion Pets, Ageless Innovation is focused on creating products that promote fun, joy and play while reducing the cost of care and creating meaningful connections for older adults, their families, and caregivers. The team at Ageless Innovation believes that play is a basic human need for everyone – no matter their age. For additional information, visit http://www.joyforall.com.

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Litzky Public Relations *Christie Damato* 201-222-9118 x 27* cdamato@litzkypr.com
Litzky Public Relations *Marisa Papa* 201-222-9118 x 31* mpapa@litzkypr.com

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