WASHINGTON DC, JUNE, 1, 2015: – Linked Senior, the leading web based dementia engagement platform for the senior care market, announced today the addition of Mr. Steven Littlehale to its Board of Advisors. Steven currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for PointRight, based in Cambridge, MA. PointRight is the industry-standard analytics leader that enables healthcare providers and payers to measure risk, quality of care, rehospitalization, compliance and reimbursement accuracy. Using some of the largest and best databases in the industry, PointRight’s nationally recognized clinical staff, researchers, and technologists expertly translate data from multiple sources into actionable information and insight.
Littlehale will help the Linked Senior management team in the development and execution of the clinical and medical aspects of its products and services, contribute his thinking to advance quality of care to people living with dementia and bring his perspective and experience in introducing disruptive innovation and the challenges of technology adoption in the senior care market.
“Linked Senior is a visionary company. They have an exciting product that blends modern technology with state-of-the-art science in dementia care. . As an Advisory Board member, I look forward to helping them expand their presence nationally in various types of care settings”, said Littlehale.
According to Charles de Vilmorin, Linked Senior CEO, “I have known Steven for some time and, like our industry, have grown a huge respect for his knowledge and passion for building better models and technology solutions for the senior care industry. Our clients are currently experiencing two major challenges in providing care to people with dementia: a rise in acuity of their residents and demand for more data and accountability driven processes. Having access to Steven’s knowledge and with his guidance, we will be able to support our clients in meeting these challenges in a highly effective and cost-effective way.
Steven Littlehale has more than 25 years experience as a long-term care professional beginning as a nurse assistant and leading to his work as an advance practice nurse, educator, researcher and consultant. To help skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) improve quality and lower rehospitalization, he was instrumental in offering widespread industry access to the PointRight® Pro 30™ Rehospitalization measure through the American Health Care Association’s adoption of it for its Trend Tracker product, which is offered to the industry at no charge. Steven is a board certified specialist in gerontology and a nationally known lecturer and consultant with numerous publications. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont and a Master of Science from Georgetown University.
Data and clinical research show that more than 63% of assisted living and 82% of nursing home residents have some level of cognitive impairment. With the increase in client acuity and the recent anti-psychotic drug reduction CMS initiative, providing quality care has never been more challenging. By empowering dementia care engagement, Linked Senior provides a simple and effective answer to comply with regulations while supporting person-centered care.
About Linked Senior
Headquartered in Washington DC, Linked Senior Inc. is the leading cloud based dementia care and therapy engagement platform for the senior care market. Its cloud based solution improves outcomes, client satisfaction and helps reduce falls and anti-psychotic drug use by supporting person centered life enrichment. More information can be found here: www.linkedsenior.com.