LifeBio captures life stories in senior living and health care organizations. Our evidence-based approach reduces loneliness while increasing social connectedness, feelings of happiness, and overall wellbeing. Staff and volunteers build strong connections when each unique person is more deeply known. LifeBio helps individualize activities and supports regulations, which require person-centered care and personalized memory care. LifeBio partners with communities and organizations to use the power of life story to impact care. Life stories improve overall quality, personal relationships, and health outcomes. LifeBio generates biographies online or in physical journals. We summarize them to easily reference the story and personalize care. Getting Started Training and ongoing support are provided to staff.
Knowing a person’s background and preferences can help defuse difficult situations and lessen boredom and anxiety. LifeBio highlights a person’s life patterns and preferences, helping direct care staff learn the best approach to care. During LifeBio phone interviews, family members provide key biographical information to help your community deliver the best quality service.
The LifeBio Story process creates up to three products, which vary depending on level of care.
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Family expectations are high. They expect staff to know the whole person. LifeBio helps marketing, life enrichment, and staff in all levels of care work together to ease onboarding and transitions.
LifeBio differentiates your community in competitive markets. Demonstrating higher levels of connection can enhance the lives of those who participate, their families, and staff. LifeBio can use your initial marketing and social history data as a starting point to build a thorough life story for each resident.
In addition to our life story services, LifeBio powers MyHello, a phone-based loneliness intervention. Some people struggle more with social isolation than others, and MyHello is a solution. Weekly one-on-one or group calls provide meaningful engagement for those who are isolated. MyHello is a great tool for those who require more attention or individual interaction from staff.
MyHello can be used by itself or in conjunction with our other LifeBio services. For more information about MyHello options click here.
LifeBio CEO, Beth Sanders, explains her motivation for starting LifeBio. Beth tells her personal story of learning about her grandmother as a whole person. She talks about the importance of getting to know a person and their story. LifeBio aides in using a person’s story for person-centered care.
Record the background of people reaching advanced age or facing life-threatening illnesses or memory loss.
Increase feelings of wellbeing and happiness, while delivering excellence in person-centered care.
Used by health plans, senior living, nursing homes, hospitals, and all types of health care providers. Both LifeBio and MyHello are available and customizable to your organization's needs.
Bring out the best stories and key information-- help the person share his or her legacy without delay or difficulty, for excellence in person-centered or patient-centered care.
“I love LifeBio because it validates people’s lives when they remember important things they did in the past. Even though most of my clients have some form of dementia, I have found that when you ask specific questions, it seems easier for them to access their memories. Asking the questions LifeBio offers can also lead to meaningful conversations, which in itself is a mentally stimulating and social activity.
I truly believe the best thing about LifeBio is how it increases my client’s self-esteem and confidence. Many people with dementia are aware of their memory loss, which can lead to a decrease in engaging in activity, insecurity, and depression. When my clients remember something from their past, it gives me the opportunity to tell them how much they DO remember, rather than how much they do not. It makes them feel special, more alert, and definitely happier!"
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Use the power of natural storytelling and reminiscence therapy to promote wellbeing. Iowa State University found there was a statistically-significant increase in happiness and satisfaction with life when using the LifeBio process with individuals over age 65. Studies and projects with LifeBio are underway in conjunction with the Mayo Clinic and at the University of Alabama. Because LifeBio increases purpose and meaning, there is a great potential for lowering of overall health care costs while improving health outcomes.Read More