The Value of Connectedness in Senior Living

“Bridging the gap in senior living through enriching conversations”

Connected is a digital show is dedicated to informing, educating, and influencing the future of social engagement services for older adults in senior living. Each month, we provide industry professionals, namely operators, gerontologists, providers, caregivers, entertainers, therapists, geriatricians, and developers with the space to share their journey, impact, and lessons learned in caring for the aging population.

Jean Llams: CEO & Founder of Care Navigators, Inc. www.care-navigators.com


A good night’s sleep is so important for your mental and physical health. It is your body’s reset button and it prepares you for whatever is coming your way. Getting good sleep can be hard. Adults should hit the hay for six to eight hours every night. Anything less over a long period can seriously affect your health. Sleep deprivation and fatigue are no joke, so it is important to do all that we can to get the proper amount of sleep to help fuel our bodies. …


The idea that the older generations don’t always see eye to eye with the younger generations is not a new concept. This type of thinking has been going on for years. These same arguments are going on today between Generation Z and the Baby Boomers. Many of the disagreements between these two generations stem from a simple misunderstanding of the other’s stance.

Misconceptions about Technology

It is a common misconception among Gen Z that Baby Boomers are “illiterate” when it comes to technology. This statement is quite untrue. While Boomers may not be as quick to adopt new technological tools…


COVID-19 has made it very difficult to stay in contact with our loved ones, especially our loved ones living in senior care facilities. We miss seeing them and they miss seeing us. We need to be thinking of creative ways to stay in contact with our loved ones during this time of isolation. Here are 5 easy ways to reconnect with your friends and family living in senior care.

1. Facetime, Skype, & Zoom

Organizations and individuals alike have ramped up their usage of video chatting services like FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom during this socially distanced and isolated time. …


Social isolation is an ever-growing problem within senior care facilities and organizations. This issue has only been worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic and the loss of social interaction that older adults have experienced. Promoting engagement and interaction is extremely important for both the mental and physical health of our older adults. Here are five simple ways that you can promote engagement within your senior care organization.

1. Unwind by Utilizing Music Therapy

Live music and music therapy can have a massive impact on the engagement and interaction of your older adult population. …


10! 9! 8! 7! 6! 5! 4! 3! 2! 1! Happy New Year!

The new year is always a time reflection and new beginnings. Looking back at 2020 is not as happy as looking back at past years. 2020 brought many things like loneliness and isolation but it also brought new innovation as a solution to the pandemic.

2020 may not have been all sunshine and daisies, but we can look to 2021 with hope. We never know what the future will hold but we can look for better days. 2020 helped to bring about new innovations to help bring…


Happy Holidays from the ConnectCareHero Team!

The Christmas season can be a very busy and hectic time for us all. Buying gifts for every member of the family, prepping Christmas Eve dinner, prepping Christmas dinner, figuring out who’s coming to dinner and every other little detail can all be very overwhelming.

The most important thing to remember during this busy season is our loved ones. The holiday prep is great but it isn’t why we celebrate. The holiday season is about spending time with and cherishing our loved ones, young and old. …


Thanksgiving is a perfect opportunity to gather the family, enjoy a traditional meal, and give thanks for all of the blessings in your life. Thanksgiving is a time for family and celebrations but when a member of your family requires elderly care and support, you might worry about whether they’re up for a big family event. This year, Thanksgiving might look little bit different so it is important to remember why we are celebrating and the safest way to do it.

The time that you spend with family is so important. Thanksgiving is a great time to bring the family…

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