Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 08/03/2020

What's Next Discussion: Virtual Reality Technology in Senior Living


thought-provoking discussion on ways we can use virtual reality technology to improve and enhance engagement of older adults in senior living communities and aging in place settings. Carleigh Berryman, founder and CEO of Viva Vita a pioneer in virtual reality will share a variety of solutions and platforms based on your needs, goals and budget. 

Chat Transcript

12:08:26     From  Ken Silverstein : Hi Everyone—Ken Silverstein, AlfredHouse Assisted Living, 240-535-0597. We are accepting new residents.  Keep us in mind as a referral.  Thanks.

12:09:27     From  Debbie Ludington   to   All panelists : Hi all.  Debbie Ludington from the City of Alexandria, VA

12:10:14     From  Angela White : Hello Everyone  Angela White Alexandria Adult Day Services Center Alexandria VA

12:10:39     From  Terry Gross : Hi all from Terry Gross at Arden Courts of Annandale. (703) 256-0882; terry.gross@hcr-manorcare.com. Memory care is what we do. It's all we do. And we are accepting new residents.

12:10:40     From  steve gurney   to   Debbie Ludington and all panelists : DEBBIE - make sure you REpost your chat comment and select the drop down ALL PANELIST AND ATTENDEES!

12:10:41     From  vanessa greene : Hi Everyone, Vanessa Greene, Senior Center@Charles Houston, Alexandria, VA.

12:11:03     From  Maryellen DeLuca : Crystal, we have accessible apartments for seniors. Please call me. 443.716.2580

12:11:14     From  steve gurney   to   Diane Watson and all panelists : DIANE - make sure you REpost your chat comment and select the drop down ALL PANELIST AND ATTENDEES!

12:11:30     From  Crystal Heard : I need it for persons with disabilities they are not seniors yet

12:11:32     From  steve gurney   to   Beverly Bugos and all panelists : BEVERLY make sure you REpost your chat comment and select the drop down ALL PANELIST AND ATTENDEES!

12:11:51     From  steve gurney   to   David Engel and all panelists : DAVID - make sure you REpost your chat comment and select the drop down ALL PANELIST AND ATTENDEES!

12:13:39     From  David Engel : Good afternoon, David Engel dengel@towerhillrealty.com 240-620-4783

12:14:12     From  Bobbie Beharrie   to   All panelists : Good morning all, Bobbie Beharrie RN   The Medical Team Home Health Agency.

12:14:26     From  Beverly Bugos : Hi all, Beverly Bugos, PhD, bbugos@alum.MIT.edu, Consultant, especially interested in problems in Low Income Senior Housing.  Is there anyone interested in this area?  


12:14:27     From  Catherine McCallum : Crystal, please reach out. I have a social work colleague who consults on differently abled issues, including housing.

12:14:38     From  Maryellen DeLuca : Crystal, we have family communities in MD, VA and DC also.

12:15:03     From  Catherine McCallum : Crystal, this is Catherine McCallum, info@corallifestrategies.com

12:15:15     From  Crystal Heard : what is your contact information Catherine?

12:15:59     From  Mark Asch : Hello All...Happy Friday! This is Mark Asch with Right At Home, a licensed home care agency providing non-medical home care to Montgomery County, Prince George's County and parts of Baltimore in Maryland  410-292-2405 Direct    mark@rightathomemd.net

12:16:11     From  Priti Prabhu : Hi everyone- Priti Prabhu, Physical Therapist from Mobility & More Inc. 202 386 2595. We are accepting new clients for digital/virtual PT and fitness training!

12:16:28     From  Crystal Heard : Thank you

12:16:38     From  todd nicusanti : Hello All. Todd Nicusanti  Senior Handy Services https://seniorhandyservices.com/and SureHands Lift and Transfer

12:16:44     From  Priti Prabhu : Sorry its 202 386 1595

12:16:57     From  Vilma Khmaladze   to   All panelists : We are developing an innovative remote care solution for impaired patients (eg. Dementia) and looking for beta site. Please contact me at https://www.linkedin.com/in/vilma-khmaladze-6b517a11/

12:17:19     From  todd nicusanti : https://seniorhandyservices.com/

12:17:23     From  steve gurney   to   Vilma Khmaladze and all panelists : vilma - make sure you REpost your chat comment and select the drop down ALL PANELIST AND ATTENDEES!

12:17:50     From  Bobbie Beharrie : Good afternoon,  Bobbie Beharrie RN,  The Medical Team Home Health Agency.

12:17:51     From  Vilma Khmaladze : We are developing an innovative remote care solution for impaired patients (eg. Dementia) and looking for beta site. Please contact me at https://www.linkedin.com/in/vilma-khmaladze-6b517a11/

12:17:52     From  Beverly Bugos : Beverly Bugos,  I am located in McLean VA   703-582-8933.  Affordable housing for seniors are local and national issues.  They are often forgotten.

12:17:58     From  Ruth Percival : How do I implement this?  I presume that I need to provision hardware (goggles), and do I have to subscribe to a service to see all the content?  thanks

12:19:16     From  Donna Gayles : Thank you as always Steve for these great sessions!Donna Gayles here from Capital Caring Health Providing the higesht quality Advannced Illness and Hospice Care serving, VA, DC and MD-PG & MOCO dgayles@capitalcaring,org 703.213.7964

12:19:49     From  Catherine McCallum : Carleigh, can the content come from a sinced link with educational video? That is, does VR video need to be recorded with a VR recorder? Can regular recordings be converted?

12:20:00     From  TEJASH NATALI   to   All panelists : Hello everyone, Tejash Natali from ICmed the most trending and coolest APP to manage a Family Healthcare Social Media circle all for FREE …  link : https://enterprise.icmedonline.com/getstarted/register/u/e2953bcfe04b8b91 For Care Providers and Senior Homes reach out to me at tejashn@icmedonline.com Mention 'ProAging' for discounts and special offers on our platform.

12:20:13     From  todd nicusanti : We work with a variety of people with mobility disabilities ranging from genetic disabilities to quadriplegia. Do you have a variety of headset style or is there only one?

12:20:20     From  steve gurney   to   TEJASH NATALI and all panelists : TEJASH make sure you REpost your chat comment and select the drop down ALL PANELIST AND ATTENDEES!

12:20:41     From  todd nicusanti : Answered? : )

12:20:50     From  TEJASH NATALI : Hello everyone, Tejash Natali from ICmed the most trending and coolest APP to manage a Family Healthcare Social Media circle all for FREE …  link : https://enterprise.icmedonline.com/getstarted/register/u/e2953bcfe04b8b91 For Care Providers and Senior Homes reach out to me at tejashn@icmedonline.com Mention 'ProAging' for discounts and special offers on our platform.


12:21:40     From  steve gurney   to   todd nicusanti and all panelists : TODD - I WILL READ YOUR QUESTION - IF YOU CAN CUT AND PASTE IT INTO Q&A THAT WILL HELP MAKE SURE I DONT DROP THE BALL!

12:22:37     From  todd nicusanti   to   All panelists : Thank you Steve.  She is answering now.

12:22:44     From  steve gurney   to   Catherine McCallum and all panelists : CATHERINE - POST YOUR QUESTION IN Q AND A SO I DONT MISS IT!

12:28:40     From  Mary Ellen Knecht   to   All panelists : I want a haunted house!

12:30:21     From  Robin Majeski : Hi, Do you know if there’s been research done which examines the outcomes of the use of VR for seniors?

12:36:28     From  Mike Harrigan : Are there still issues with nausea or vertigo for some users?

12:44:19     From  Jennifer Brown : Hello all!   Jennifer Brown - Community Relations Manager - Seabury Resources for Aging - jmbrown@seaburyresources.org - 

12:45:13     From  Priti Prabhu   to   All panelists : Sorry steve, having some issues with my keyboard, my quesition got sent several times

12:45:38     From  steve gurney   to   Priti Prabhu and all panelists : THAT OK - I GOT IT! STAY TUNED WILL READ IT SHORTLY!

12:47:15     From  Mary Ellen Knecht   to   All panelists : Thank you so much, Carleigh. Very innovative and useful.

12:49:59     From  Susan Schifffman   to   All panelists : What camera is necessary to do a VR video?

12:50:31     From  Audra Backaitis : Are communities making virtual reality tours of their facilities?

12:51:08     From  Catherine McCallum : Good answer about the devices. Need to keep up with technology.

12:51:46     From  Catherine McCallum : OMG, you are right about the Wii!

12:54:27     From  Brian Friedlander   to   All panelists : I have been working with seniors on bringing smart home devices ie. Alexa into their homes for independence and communication with family members

12:54:32     From  tracey nalesnik : I need to run...everybody have a great weekend. Tracey Nalesnik, Visiting Angels of Largo, MD. 301-583-8820   www.visitingangels.com/Largo

12:59:33     From  Nancy Schwartz : This has been a great presentation. Thanks so much. Have a great weekend.

12:59:55     From  mike martin : VT Engineering currently has an advanced CAVE room down in Blacksburg!

13:00:01     From  Casandra Key   to   All panelists : I will be bringing this to my agency!

13:01:14     From  todd nicusanti : Thank you Mike

13:01:42     From  Camille Adams : th

13:03:13     From  Camille Adams : Thank you for this training, very impressing Camille Adams

13:03:41     From  Catherine McCallum : Such a cool idea…set up between families and seniors.

13:05:31     From  todd nicusanti : Steve, thank you for the inclusion of persons with disabilities and chair bound. They are the folks we are blessed to serve. https://www.surehands.com/


13:07:11     From  Audra Backaitis : Thank you - great presentation!

13:07:23     From  Ruth Percival : Great presentation, thanks Carleigh and Steve

13:07:30     From  Mike Harrigan : GREAT PRESENTATION!

13:07:32     From  Casandra Key   to   All panelists : thank you!!

13:07:38     From  todd nicusanti : Great job Carliegh. I'll be calling. Thank you

13:08:12     From  Keisha Toussaint Mc Mayo : great training Keisha Toussaint Mc Mayo

13:08:23     From  Priti Prabhu : Thank you Carleigh!

13:08:45     From  Alice Whitfield   to   All panelists : Great Presentation Thank you.

13:09:27     From  mike martin : WebX is another one!

13:09:33     From  todd nicusanti : Thank you Steve!!


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