Anne Sansevero receives President’s Award
Anne Sansevero CEO of HealthSense was recently honored with the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) President’s Award. The award is given to a member for their overall outstanding dedication and commitment to ALCA (link to ALCA) – a non-profit membership association of professionals and experts in the aging life care field. Anne serves on the national board of ALCA and is co-chair of the PR/Marketing Committee and is Vice President of the New York chapter. “There is no higher honor than recognition from your peers–thanks to all of you at ALCA for sharing your wisdom and knowledge with me and being the wind in my sails” – Anne Sansevero.
Guest Speakers for New York University Rory Meyers School of Nursing
Anne Sansevero, CEO & Founder of HealthSense, along with Emily Scholler, Director of MindSense presented on “Quarterbacking Care & Lighting Up Lives”. Anne and Emily spoke to undergrad students studying Ambulatory Care Nursing about what it means to be an aging life care professional, the importance of holistic care management, and the transformative power of cognitive enrichment for those with memory impairment and those who are socially isolated.
MindSense Presents for PSS
Emily Scholler, Director of MindSense, and Emily Sorensen, Cognitive Enrichment Specialist, presented “Creative Activities for Caregivers of Older Adults” as an educational webinar for PSS. PSS is a multi-service agency, whose mission is to strengthen the capacity of older New Yorkers, their families, and communities to thrive. The Emilys taught audience members the importance of engagement in reducing isolation and provided specific tools and tips for successful activities. “We loved sharing our passion and expertise on creating engaging activities for older adults!”
MindSense and Candoo Tech Announce Partnership
Anne Sansevero CEO & Founder of HealthSense, a care management consulting company with a cognitive enrichment division MindSense, and Liz Hamburg CEO & Founder of Candoo Tech providing tech support and training specifically designed for older adults have announced a formal collaboration together to bring online cognitive enrichment programs to older adults nationwide.
For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off a Pandemic of Despair
Anne Sansevero, CEO & Founder of HealthSense, is quoted in this important article by Kaiser Health News. “Prolonged social isolation among the elderly is leading to record levels of depression — we must find creative ways to connect and bring joy while keeping our older loved ones safe.”
Scholarship for Scholler
MindSense Director, Emily Scholler, receives the Dannheisser Scholarship Award from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. This distinguished award recognizes students with a unique background and passion for the field of aging. With this award, Emily plans to explore how we can reduce social isolation and improve health outcomes for older populations. Emily will be pursuing her Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Health of an Aging Society this fall.
Sree’s Sunday Show
“Nurses are educators, administrators, leaders, public health advocates–not just bedside professionals!”. Anne Sansevero, CEO & Founder of HealthSense, was invited to join Sree’s Sunday Show for #NYTReadalong this past week.
The Digital Doctor Is In
Anne Sansevero, CEO and Founder of HealthSense was quoted on how Aging Life Care Managers along with other health care professionals are having to pivot into the world of telehealth to monitor and service their clients in the age of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. In the article “The Digital Doctor Is In” by NYC City Lens online magazine read about the challenges and opportunities on how to bridge the tech-touch divide.
MyndYou’s AI-based Remote Calling Platform
Aging Life Care Managers use MyndYou’s AI-based remote calling platform to engage virtually with clients and monitor changes in their health using passive voice analytics to ensure timely and targeted care.
MyndYou Inc., a Corporate Partner of the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA), announced today a program to expand remote care management and combat social isolation for older adults in their homes. In a joint effort to respond proactively to the effects of COVID-19, and the risk it poses on their older adult clients, MyndYou has partnered with a number of ALCA care managers who utilize MyndYou’s remote calling platform and voice-analytics solution to continue delivering high quality, personalized care management—as they did before the COVID-19 outbreak—while ensuring the safety of both clients and care managers.
ALCA member Anne Sansevero talks about how medical alert devices “can be a tool deployed to bridge the tech/touch divide” in this MONEY article.
HealthSense Welcomes Its Newest Team Member
HealthSense welcomes its newest team member Emily B. Sorensen a cognitive enrichment specialist in the MindSense program.
Emily received her Bachelors of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation and Management from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Business. Her past clinical experience includes using a wide range of therapeutic recreation tools in a variety of home and facility settings to bring about positive life changes that optimize health and wellness. Emily is also a Certified Zumba Instructor and developed an innovative chair zumba program for the elderly clients with mobility issues.
“I love restoring hope and reconnecting clients to their passions. I will never forget meeting Mary, an 89-year-old nursing home resident who had suffered a fall that had left her weak on her entire left side. Her condition left her with deep feelings of body image shame and she was very socially isolated. Through chair zumba, a latin-inspired dance movement, I was able to reconnect Mary with the joy of movement. Over the course of a few short months with my chair dance program, she was able to raise both of her arms above her head and began mingling in the hall with other residents. Watching her transformation was inspiring and led me to join HealthSense. As a MindSense cognitive enrichment specialist, I work every day to spark joy in the lives of the elderly I interact with!”
Anne Sansevero, CEO and Founder of HealthSense, is on the board for the Children’s Medical Research Foundation. CMRF is a non-profit organization which funds research and innovation in pediatric healthcare in both Ireland and globally.
Last month, Anne and fellow board members, organized and hosted their annual “Best of Ireland” Gala dinner. The purpose of this gala is to raise money for CMRF and recognize Irish Americans and Irish citizens who are making an impact. The honorees this year were (left to right): Bob Mc Cann–chairman of UBS, Charlotte Moore & Ciaran O’Reilly–founders of The Irish Repertory Theatre and lastly, Padraig Harrington–Irish professional golf star. Thanks to the honorees, the board and all who attended and supported, this year’s gala alone raised $850,000 which will go directly towards pediatric research.
The Aging Life Care Association® Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary
Anne Sansevero has been a member of the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) for 15 years and serves on the ALCA National and New York Chapter boards. “ALCA has been key to helping me grow my care management business. The educational and networking opportunities have been invaluable. ALCA is the gold standard in the aging life care field and promotes the highest ethical standards. As an ALCA member, I am part of a unique group of experts in aging well – we are on the front lines doing incredibly important and rewarding work in helping elders and their families navigate the journey of aging.”
Anne Sansevero RN, GNP, MA, CCM and CEO and founder of HealthSense LLC and cofounder of Holistic HomeCare Associates LLC was honored by Irish America Magazine as one of their Health Care and Life Sciences 50. The award recognizes Irish American innovators who are leading the way in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Anne’s company, HealthSense, is a care management consulting company which delivers skillful advocacy for seniors and their families who are facing aging challenges. Anne and her team offer a holistic, targeted and responsive focus to crisis management, problem solving and care coordination related to complex health and aging issues. Her second company which she cofounded with her partner, Rick Gang, offers expert guidance and support in assembling a high-quality private hire home care team. Anne has over 30 years of experience in the health and aging field and serves on the national board of the Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA) and is vice president of the local ALCA New York Chapter. Originally an O’Toole from Galway, Ireland, Anne emigrated to the US in 1986. She has over 30 years’ experience in the health and aging field and holds a BSN and Master’s degree in Nursing and is licensed as a geriatric nurse practitioner and care manager. Anne is active in her NYU Rory Meyers School of Nursing Alumni group as well as mentoring nurses and developing educational initiatives as they relate to improving care for frail elders. Her other skills include fostering entrepreneurship and she is an advisor to a number of health care startup companies. Anne is a frequent public speaker and engages in media relations locally and nationally on all aspects related to aging. Anne also serves on the board of The Children’s Medical Research Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropic organization that supports pediatric research and public health innovations in her native Ireland. “In an era of rapid technological change and transformation in the fields of medicine and science, we must always ensure that we remain deeply in touch with our common human ethics and values,” says Anne. “As a nurse entrepreneur and Aging Life Care Professional, it is a privilege to be able to bring confidence and peace of mind to seniors and their families as they navigate an increasingly complex heath care environment.”
Anne Sansevero is a trusted expert who speaks regularly on issues relating to aging and caregiving.
Anne Sansevero, RN, MA, GNP, CCM, and CEO of HealthSense, LLC and co-owner of Holistic HomeCare Associates, LLC spoke at National Guardianship Association Conference in Palm Springs, California on “Deconstructing & Differentiating the 3 D’s: Dementia, Delirium and Depression“. Taking an in-depth look and contrasting the three conditions, Anne educated the audience on how to manage dementia behaviors, detour from unstable situations that may cause delirium and treat depression from a holistic perspective. Anne also represented the Aging Life Care Association® , of which she is an active member and sits on their National Board of Directors.
Because of her expertise, Anne is frequently sought out by publications writing on issues of healthy aging and planning.
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