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Charles de Vilmorin

Charles de Vilmorin

Charles de Vilmorin is the CEO and co-founder of Linked Senior.

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Meaningful engagement requires staff to practice self-care

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, most senior living providers are reporting that their residents are experiencing both cognitive and physical declines due to a lack of consistent and meaningful engagement. Frontline staff members are struggling to provide engagement more than ever before and need support. They now have little outside help with resident…

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The #ActivitiesStrong initiative

Helping older adults find purpose every day is more important than ever in this new world of physical distancing that we are living in. It is heartening to see how frontline staff have shown passion, creativity and resilience during this COVID-19 pandemic in order to continue providing meaningful engagement for every resident. Our workforce is…

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We are #ActivitiesStrong

My brother lives in Shanghai, China with his wife and 6-year old son. As COVID-19 unfolded they were lucky to escape the crisis to France in order to live with our parents. A few weeks later, though, the exact same situation happened in France and in other countries in Europe. He witnessed not once, but…

Commit to authentic long-term care resident engagement in 2020

Although New Year’s resolutions are sometimes quickly set aside, there is value in setting goals for ourselves. This is especially important in the resident engagement discipline where we have been struggling to implement measurable goals and monitoring progress toward them. This has been changing recently as we see more and more long-term care providers trying…

Dementia unlocked

“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be.” — Abraham Maslow Abraham Maslow, best known for creating the hierarchy of needs theory,  understood that we are born with passions and interests that…

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Dementia is not the problem

When a major client and mentor tells you that you are wrong, it can be a humbling experience. When I considered redefining our company’s focus as a “dementia-engagement platform” instead of a “resident-engagement platform,” one client’s response was very strong. Ultimately he said it didn’t make sense to add the word “dementia” to the focus.…

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