Reminiscence Therapy is a powerful tool which promotes engagement, ignites feelings of purpose, reduces loneliness, and increases emotional wellbeing. LifeBio offers a wide array of options for individuals as well as communities to connect through the power of personal story sharing. From journals, to personal biographers, to an online platform, LifeBio helps people build relationships through life stories. It is our mission to improve life and the quality of care by sharing what matters most!
Monday, July 10, 2017
Reminiscence Therapy in Action in Senior Living and Nursing Homes
Therapy in Action
Take Advantage of LifeBio in All Areas of Campus
Therapy increases happiness and satisfaction with life, as evidence
from LifeBio's study with Iowa State University proved. LifeBio also
increases feelings of purpose and meaning. Interestingly, a recent
Harvard study found that increased purpose reduces hospitalizations.
Lessening loneliness also has major health benefits.
ways that LifeBio adapts to various areas:
SKILLED NURSING - Do
you wish you had more volunteers engaged with your residents?
College students are getting credit at Youngstown State University
for working with residents at Park Vista, an Ohio Living community.
This next semester over 30 students will be engaged there!
ENGAGED IN REMINISCENCE THERAPY
Person-Centered Care Planning (483.21) – LifeBio’s
1-page profiles (Life Story Summaries) become the first page of the
care plan, while increasing respect and dignity (Resident Rights
483.10). The "Story" belongs in the EHR, and LifeBio makes
sure this is rich, accurate, and complete. Our Story Team ensures a
professional, finished bio for each participant for photos and
stories. For memory care, the new behavioral health regulation
(483.40) is specific to personalizing care for people with dementia,
while reducing drug use.
MEMORY CARE- LifeBio's
Personal Biographers interview family members of your
memory care residents by phone (a permission/referral form is signed
to initiate this). We spend approximately 45 minutes digging in to
learn the deeper information about the person's school, work, family,
accomplishments, and more. Personalize care plans by knowing more
about the person's past likes and interests, while understanding more
to reduce stress and misunderstandings. Nursing staff can SEE and USE
the 1-page Life Story Summary in a beautiful and professional way,
and the resident receives their own Life Story Book. Deliver on brand
promises to deeply know each person's background and unique life
story. MemoryBio is also provided as a photo-based way (200
photos and simple questions) to engage people with dementia.
ASSISTED LIVING - Whether it is a phone interview with one of LifeBio's
Personal Biographers or a small group LifeBio class, assisted living
residents love Reminiscence Therapy, telling their amazing life
stories, and creating a lasting legacy. This is an excellent time to
learn more about neighbors and become closer friends. Check out
the results from St. John's in Rochester, New York! Notice that they
open up their LifeBio class to the community at large! 125 PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN THE CLASS SO FAR! READ
INDEPENDENT LIVING / WELLNESS INITIATIVES - Tech savvy independent living residents are
setting up their own LifeBio web/app accounts as a result of the
LifeBio program and working independently on their own stories (video
recording in the iOS app). In some communities, 6-12 week
LifeBio 101 classes "kickstart" the biography process and
build relationships, like a current engaging, fascinating class
happening at Moorings Park in Naples, Florida. After the group class,
LifeBio's Story Team works with the community and resident to FINISH
the person's Life Story Book in a beautiful and professional way.
Therapy supports ALL dimensions of wellbeing, especially emotional,
vocational, intellectual, social, and spiritual wellbeing.
with multiple areas of care, it makes sense to have the story FOLLOW
the person through the years, making new memories as each day is a
to connect! Please call LifeBio at 937-303-4576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ready to bring LifeBio to your community/organization?