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Virtual Road Trip 2020 - July
Combating Social Isolation and Loneliness with Robotic Companion Pets: Studies Results and Insights

Jul 15, 2020 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Jim Murphy
Senior Vice President Healthcare @Ageless Innovation
In his role at Ageless, Jim serves as the Senior VP of Healthcare and spearheads the company’s growing business with a variety of healthcare organizations and grant programs. He is also responsible for expanding Ageless Innovation’s footprint as an approved nontraditional intervention for older adults who are lonely, socially isolated or living with cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Jim gained familiarity with Joy for All Companion Pets during his tenure at UnitedHealthcare, where he proposed and led a research initiative utilizing Companion Pets within the Medicare population.
Juliet Holt Klinger
Senior Director of Dementia Care @Brookdale Senior Living
Juliet Holt Klinger is a gerontologist specializing in person-centered programs for people living with dementia. As an educator and program designer for more than 35 years, she has developed and operated programs for national companies representing both skilled nursing and assisted living levels of dementia care. In her role for Brookdale, she is responsible for dementia care program development, implementation and quality assurance for Brookdale’s nearly 400 dementia care communities and provides strategy development and innovation for Brookdale’s dementia care product line. Juliet is a longtime advocate for person centered care and also currently serves as a board member of the Pioneer Network—an organization devoted to promotion of person centered care and changing the perception of aging. Juliet is a frequent presenter on issues related to dementia care at national conferences.