Facebook Live: Challenging The Way We View Our Senior Care Residents with Jill Vitale-Aussem, CEO, The Eden Alternative

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“If you’ve ever gone in a nursing home and you’ve seen people slumped over in their chairs, it’s rarely their medical condition that is the cause. More often than not, it’s the environment. Our whole goal is to eliminate that.”

Jill Vitale-Aussem, CEO of The Eden Alternative, and author of Disrupting The Status Quo Of Senior Living: A Mindshift

We’re all about challenging the status quo here at Maverick’s Headquarters! Welcome to our community of forward-thinking individuals who are out to transform the industry.

Our Facebook Live episodes are designed to provide valuable education and information for family members, consumers, and industry providers. We tackle hard topics with the goal of creating conversation and generating curiosity and ingenuity to solve these problems.


Today we spoke with Jill Vitale-Aussem, CEO of The Eden Alternative, and author of Disrupting The Status Quo Of Senior Living: A Mindshift.

Watch or listen to this episode to:

  • Learn about The Eden Alternative philosophy for senior care
  • Hear why more of a hospitality/resort-style mindset is the not the answer
  • Discover what purpose-centered care means and why it’s crucial for all of us
  • Understand why institutional model was outdated years ago


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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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