Q&A With Jill Vitale-Aussem, CEO of The Eden Alternative About COVID-19

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We are hearing from communities around the world how their incredible staff is really stepping up. Not just the care staff, but sales and marketing folks, or others who aren’t normally in hands-on care.

Jill Vitale-Aussem, CEO, The Eden Alternative

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Jill Vitale-Aussem, CEO of The Eden Alternative takes questions from people around the nation and across the globe about senior care and COVID-19 in today’s Facebook Live Episode.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What we can learn from our Elders during this time
  • How it feels to be cut off from the world
  • Learn why our Elders are more at risk now than ever from the harmful effects of loneliness, helplessness and boredom. 
  • Discover how we can reframe this situation and help people find purpose during this time
  • Hear about some bright spots and creativity we’re seeing

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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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