Body, mind, and spirit are all important in the healing process. LifeBio improves patient experience by helping hospitals capture the life stories of long-stay patients and patients facing Alzheimer’s Disease, other forms of dementia, chronic conditions, or terminal illnesses.
Hospital delirium is a common condition among patients 65 and older and talking about familiar memories and photos is an appropriate way to connect. LifeBio’s reminiscence therapy and life review process has been found to increase happiness and satisfaction of life, lower depression, and improve mood for people with dementia. Mayo Clinic uses LifeBio’s approach in social support groups for people with mild cognitive impairment or early-stage dementia with great success.
The LifeBio process flexes and can involve the patient, a key family member, volunteers, or social workers/chaplains. Both online access and physical journals are utilized in hospital settings. In order to meet a hospital’s needs, LifeBio provides materials, training, and ongoing support from our Story Team. Having the finished life story visible in the patient’s room or available inside the EHR supports patient-centered care and improves the family and patient experience.