LifeBio offers software, physical journals, class materials, staff training and other life enrichment/engagement tools for organizations.
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.
Use in senior living (independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing), memory care, hopsice, hospitals, senior centers, & more.
Bring out the best stories and key information --help the person share his or her legacy.
CONNECT * CAPTURE LIFE STORIES * CARE
LifeBio Captures life stories in senior living and health care organizations. LifeBio is an evidence-based approach that reduces loneliness while increasing social connectedness, feelings of happiness, and overall wellbeing. Staff members build strong connections when each unique person is more deeply known. Lifebio helps individualize activities, and it supports regulations that require person-centered care and personalized memory care. LifeBio partners with communities and organizations to use the power of individuals' life stories to improve overall quality, health outcomes, relationships, and care.
LifeBio provides various tools for capturing stories effectively.
LIFEBIO’S STORY TEAM DELIVERS A DIGITAL/PRINTED…
LifeBio brings people together with the opportunity to meet 1 on 1 or in small groups to participate in reminiscence activities and classes together. Options include:
LifeBio promotes intergenerational experiences. LifeBio’s CONNECT Program trains youth and adult volunteers to interview seniors in one or more sessions. Youth benefit greatly from learning more about history and the joys and challenges of life from older adults. Seniors enjoy sharing wisdom and advice. Books are presented at the end of the CONNECT experience.
LifeBio LIVE! is a weekly event for seniors and staff with people dialing in and sharing their incredible memories from coast to coast! People share about childhood moments, family, school experiences, work through the years, and much, much more! Voices from everywhere make this a fascinating weekly activity for seniors, staff, family, and all!
LifeBio licenses your organizations and you become a LifeBio Authorized Organization. This includes training, ongoing support, software access, and assistance with the creation of Life Story Booklets and Life Story Summaries. LifeBio bases our agreements on the number of individuals served by your organization and the levels of care offered. LifeBio can also modify agreements based on what services you wish to have. Please request more information by clicking the button below and we will send you a custom proposal.
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.
"I have 11 volunteers at this time bonding in friendship with 15 residents, and the outcomes have been very heartfelt. Our goal was to capture a wonderful and meaningful life, with no time restraint. Go with the flow, whatever the resident wants! I do have some sessions that are on-going, due to the friendship created. Some residents do well with 30 minutes and others are disappointed if they have to stop after an hour due to the volunteer’s commitments or it is lunch time. The participants are just enjoying telling their story and do not want to this wonderful experience to end....
LifeBio is a great program that allows our residents to reminisce about the past, express their dreams, and have a wonderful legacy to share with their family. Students who have interviewed our elders have learned history first hand, and felt honored to preserve life stories that may have seemed ordinary at first, but ended up capturing the extraordinary in the process."Cathy W. Director of Volunteer Services, Calhoun County Medical Care Facility (Battle Creek, MI)
"LifeBio is an exceptional program that we utilize in our continuing care retirement community. The wonderful team led by Beth Sanders is always upbeat, professional and thorough. I have seen and heard from many of our residents the impact that writing their life story has had on them and also their families. We utilize the many tools LifeBio provides to assist the Activities staff in reminiscing and also the individualized Snapshots which we use to help staff get to know more about residents and their interests. A truly person-centered program that promotes wellness and the quality of life for those we serve in our community."Celeste L. Director of Wellness, Moorings Park (Naples, FL)
"I think LifeBio has impacted our entire organization. When our first book came in, the entire staff viewed it and could not stop talking about how “cool” it was. Another staff member and I have chatted several times about how we wish we would have had this program to record our grandparents' stories. The greatest experience I have had so far has been presenting this book to our patient. She told me, 'I just want to keep looking at my book.' I told her she could look at it all she wanted."Misty S. Volunteer & Program Development Coordinator, Novant Health (Hospice)
"Today we had our first journal writing class. We had 12 participants, and they were absolutely loving every minute! They had so much fun. We learned so much from them, and they are so looking forward to the following week. I even have a few people that wanted to do the 70-plus question book, so I handed some of those out, and they are working on that. A lot of excitement, a lot of fun, and I look forward to sharing some more!"Carla K. Activity Director, Osprey Lodge Tavares (Tavares, FL)
"When new volunteers are introduced to a patient, it takes time to develop rapport and establish a relationship. The LifeBio process enhances that connection and engages patients with a volunteer to make that connection even stronger and sooner. Family members are often pulled in to help by adding to the story or helping to retrieve pictures for the final book. Staff and patients have something to talk about as they look forward to seeing the final project and hearing about the volunteer’s time with the patient."Deborah Pazderka Volunteer Manager, VITAS