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Episode 22: Disrupting The Status Quo In Senior Care with Jill Vitale-Aussem, Eden Alternative

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We all need to belong. I think we sometimes miss the opportunity for our senior care communities to be a real place of belonging for both our elders and our staff.

Jill Vitale-Aussem, CEO, The Eden Alternative

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In this episode we spoke with Jill Vitale-Aussem, CEO of the Eden Alternative. We spoke with Jill about the book she authored called Disrupting The Status Quo In Senior Living: A Mindshift. If you have an ounce of interest in learning about the senior care industry, this is a must-read.

Jill shares through a wonderful combination of funny, heartbreaking, and surprising stories of her own experiences – and her own mistakes – what she has learned about how today’s hospitality mindset is not serving people well as we age.

Watch or listen to:

  • Learn how to transform a devastating situation into a powerful healing experience
  • Discover why the hospitality mindset leads to burnout and decreased quality of care
  • Find out why we have to stop doing “too much” for our older adults
  • Understand why your staff and residents need to have influence in your community

Oh, and find out what role the Jacaranda tree plays in Jill’s life.

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We’re all about challenging the status quo here at Maverick’s Headquarters! Welcome to the Challenging The Way We Age podcast by the Mavericks of Senior Living. We are two innovators and entrepreneurs who have huge hearts and passion for our older adults. And we see all kinds of opportunities to improve today’s system and create hope for the way we age. We tackle hard topics with the goal of creating conversation and generating curiosity and ingenuity to solve these problems.

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Mavericks of Senior Living is sponsored by Serenity App, Inc. and Assured Assisted Living. This episode was produced by Katherine Wells and Francis LeGasse.   You can subscribe to Mavericks for Senior Living on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher. You can also find us on TwitterFacebook, or via email at challenges@mavericksofseniorliving.

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