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Thursday, May 7 • 8:30am - 10:00am
A Holistic Approach to Increase Engagement Among Staff, Family, and Residents in Memory Care
Senior housing communities must take a proactive approach to minimize residents’ memory loss while enriching their lives. This session will examine the current state of memory care in a typical senior housing setting, how proactive engagement slows the progression of memory deterioration and how an integrated and holistic approach to memory care increases staff, resident and family satisfaction. Engaged family members are a key part of slowing the process of memory deterioration. Some family members may live close enough for regular visits, but many family members are geographically spread. Staff and administrators can engage with residents on a higher level by encouraging family members to submit stories, achievements, interests and other biographical information.

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Sarv Devaraj, Ph.D.

Founder, CarexTech, Chair Professor of Management, University of Notre Dame
Sarv Devaraj is a Chair Professor of Management at the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Devaraj has done extensive research in the health care industry for more than 15 years, winning several international awards and recognitions for his work. Most recently... Read More →

Thursday May 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Tampa Convention Center | Room 24