I work with a lot of senior living communities, assisted living, and skilled nursing homes across the US and Canada. I have found that you can feel the difference when you walk into a community that loves and respects every person in the building.READ MORE
How Technology Changes Lives: Online Biographies Prove Useful for Person-Centered Care, Family Involvement, and Intergenerational Programming
LifeBio works with dozens of senior living and senior services organizations across the US and Canada. Here are 3 ways that technology impacts lives....READ MORE
Autobiographies of hospice patients, biographies of hospice patients, life stories of hospice patients
There is growing interest in reminiscence therapy or narrative care in hospice care. Reminiscence is proven to lower depression, lower physical pain, and increase happiness in study after study. Hospice patients would benefit from a process that provides some structure for creating a lasting legacy. These tools for reminiscence therapy could be used in hospitals, hospice care organizations, or in long term care settings. Reminiscence works for people of all ages and it builds a bridge between younger and older generations too.READ MORE
LifeBio is pleased to be included in the International Council on Active Aging's (ICAA) list of successful programs for older adults. To see the complete list, click here....READ MORE
With the holidays right around the corner, what are some thoughtful, meaningful gifts you can give to your clients? Your clients have lived fascinating lives--running businesses, leading in the community, enjoying their children and grandchildren through the years. As a financial planner, you are concerned about your clients financial legacy and their family legacy too. Here are 4 gift ideas to consider:READ MORE
I've done many phone interviews or in-person video interviews with clients so let me share a few oral history tips from my experience. But first a word of encouragement. There is nothing like getting to know another person deeply. I would urge you to interview a relative, friend, or neighbor. Create an oral history recording as a volunteer service project. Just be sure you do it without delay.READ MORE
Reminiscence therapy activities, life stories for activities
There is growing interest in reminiscence therapy or narrative care in senior living and long term care health care settings. A holistic approach to care is key; the mind body connection cannot be discounted. To that end, here are four proven and universal tools for reminiscence therapy. There is also the option to become a LifeBio Certified Community and gain access to all the below resources.READ MORE
I suppose things could be worse.
It always amazes me to hear the life stories of people who lived during the Great Depression. The Greatest Generation grew up in those tough times. In Texas, they tell me about crawling through fields picking cotton as babes. In Minnesota, it is a similar story but they are picking potatoes. If they could earn just a few more pennies for their family's needs, they certainly did it. Once in a great while, they got to buy a piece of candy with those extra pennies.