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HealthSense Welcomes Its Newest Team Member

Emily B. H. Sorensen, BS, TRSHealthSense 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.

 


alca 35th logoThe 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.”

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Awards

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.”

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Speaking Engagements

Anne Sansevero is a trusted expert who speaks regularly on issues relating to aging and caregiving.

Anne SanseveroAnne 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.

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Articles

Because of her expertise, Anne is frequently sought out by publications writing on issues of healthy aging and planning.

The lifeline you need if you’re caring for an aging loved one

This caregiving pro can be pricey, but, for many, totally worth it

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The Slippery Slope of Self-neglect

“A silent epidemic is sweeping through our elderly population, and the cure is elusive.”

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Slowing Down Hospital Discharge Requires Fast Action (Kaiser Health News)

“If you’ve stabilized, you’ll probably be considered ready for transfer.”

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If you’re in your 50s, you need to plan for long-term care right now. (CNBC)

“Just like saving for retirement, you have to save for your health and well being.”

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‘There’s a window, and once it closes, it closes forever’ (Boston Globe)

“Care managers can advocate for a longer stay on a patient’s behalf when a hospital discharge feels too soon. They can assess a senior’s overall health and cognitive state and evaluate home safety.”

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