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May 7th, 2024

The "Dementia LIVE" Experience with Age-u-cate

  1. The "Dementia LIVE" Experience with Age-u-cate Lance A. Slatton 46:52

All Home Care Matters and our host, Lance A. Slatton welcomed Laura Ellen Christian and Jessica Smith of AGE-u-cate as guests to the show for a special demonstration of their “Dementia LIVE” experience.


About Laura Ellen Christian – President:


Laura Ellen comes to AGE-u-cate with 17 years of experience in the senior living industry.


She began her career as an Activity Director for a senior living community, which quickly led to the opportunity to an expand her reach. For the past 14 years she has led The Arbor Company in the development and implementation of comprehensive dementia training programs for care partners and innovative engagement programs for seniors at large. “As evident in my tenure with the Arbor Company, I take pride in aligning myself with well-rounded, compassionate people. I quickly found that connection with the AGE-u-cate team several years ago and feel fortunate to open the next chapter of my career with this organization.”


Laura Ellen leads the strategic development of AGE-u-cate’s brand awareness, product accessibility across market channels and quality collaborative partnerships.


She is a graduate of the University of Georgia and lives in Smyrna, GA with her husband and two boys.


About Jessica Smith – Director of Senior Living Initiatives:


Jessica comes to AGE-u-cate with 12 year’s of experience in the senior care industry. She started in home care as Marketing Director, to leadership positions including managing dementia care units and becoming a licensed nursing home administrator in Ohio and Michigan. She knows that education is a powerful tool for both family members and caregivers to advocate for their loved ones in their later years and is excited to be a resource to other senior living leaders and their communities by working with the AGE-u-cate team. Her passion for the seniors in her community began with a close relationship to her grandfather and a desire to give back to those who deserve a dignified life in their aging years.


She graduated from Ohio University, where she met her husband. They have two young children and enjoy living the country life in rural Northwest Ohio.


About AGE-u-cate:


Welcome to AGE-u-cate Training Institute! We impact people, organizations, and communities with powerful dementia training, innovative life engagement solutions and dynamic partner collaborations. Since 2015, together with our program partners, AGE-u-cate training and education programs have impacted over 2 million people both nationally and internationally. Our programs focus on elevating quality of life for elders, especially those living with dementia and their care partners. AGE-u-cate 5 solutions: Dementia Live, Compassionate Touch, REVEAL Aging online learning courses, Intergenerational Arts Programming for People Living with Dementia and Flashback.


About Dementia LIVE:


Dementia Live® is a high impact, dementia simulation experience that immerses participants into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it’s like to live with cognitive impairment and sensory change. This program is offered through a train the trainer model, training Dementia Live® Coaches who are empowered to train and educate internal staff, family caregivers, healthcare professionals and the community-at-large. As a training institute, AGE-u-cate supports all program partner with ongoing education and resources to connect Dementia Live® to business goals and desired outcomes.

Lance A. Slatton CSCM Host of The Nation's Leading Voice in Long-Term Care Issues

Lance has worked at Enriched Life Home Care Services as a Senior Case Manager for over 8 years and has been the host of All Home Care Matters since its inception in 2020.

Lance finds joy in helping families and those needing care and support. This led Lance and the team at Enriched Life Home Care Services to create All Home Care Matters in 2020 to act as a continuation of the work that they have been doing for families and communities throughout Southeastern Michigan.

This commitment to the families and communities in Michigan has led Enriched Life Home Care Services being recognized and awarded the #1 home care provider in Michigan for the past 5 years in a row.

As host of All Home Care Matters he is always looking for ways to help listeners and viewers to find and have the information, resources, and support that they need as they face long-term care issues and letting them know that they are not alone.

Lance also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for a senior center in Monroe County, Michigan.

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