Shaun Mitra is Participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

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Shaun is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

We welcome Shaun to the Caregiver Smile Summit. Shaun is an angel investor, seasoned business executive and techpreneur. He has deep insights into the new digital technologies and how they can be leveraged to benefit us in our daily lives. He is the Founder CEO of Sentech Ventures, a company that leverages voice first technologies like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to help seniors “Age in Place”.  He is also an Investor & Chief Business Officer for Technosphere an Internet of Things company that works on innovative electronic products  and solutions.  Prior to this for over two decades Shaun has worked with various technology companies in business management roles. Shaun earned his undergraduate in Engg. from National Institute of Technology in India and his MBA from Scott School of Business in Indiana. He lives in Dallas with his wife and daughter.

caregiver smile summitHer topic on the caregiver smile summit is: Using Smart Speakers to Make Your Life Easier as a Caregiver

Find out more about the Caregiver Smile Summitwww.caregiversummit.org 

Terri Tanielian is Participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

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Terri is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

We welcome Terri to the Caregiver Smile Summit.

Terri is a senior behavioral scientist and a nationally recognized expert on veteran mental health. Her areas of interest include military and veterans health policy; military suicide; military sexual assault; psychological effects of combat, terrorism, and disasters. She has led multiple studies to assess the needs of veterans and to examine the readiness of private healthcare providers to deliver timely, high quality care to veterans and their families. She has also examined community based models for expanding mental health care for returning veterans and their families.

As the former director of the RAND Center for Military Health Policy Research, she spent a decade overseeing RAND’s diverse military health research portfolio. She was the co–study director for a large, non-governmental assessment of the psychological, emotional, and cognitive consequences of deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan entitled Invisible Wounds of War: Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery. She was also the co-director for RAND’s study Hidden Heroes: America’s Military Caregivers, the first representative study of military caregiving in the United States. She also recently completed a feasibility assessment examining the integration of DoD and VA purchased care approaches.

Tanielian has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and reports. She currently serves as a fellow in the Military Service Initiative for the George W Bush Institute. She was a member of the planning committee for the 18th, 22nd, and 26th Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy, which focused on mental health needs and recovery following September 11, Hurricane Katrina, and deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan, respectively. She earned her M.A. in psychology from American University.

caregiver smile summitHer topic on the caregiver smile summit is: Military Caregivers: Who Are They and How Can We Help Them?

Find out more about the Caregiver Smile Summitwww.caregiversummit.org 

Should You Use a Granny Cam to Monitor a Loved One’s Care?

Should You Use a Granny Cam to Monitor a Loved One’s Care?

MANY STATES NOW HAVE laws mandating that senior communities grant resident requests to install video monitoring equipment, or what we call a granny cam. The latest count shows that Illinois, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington, Maryland, Utah and Virginia have some type of law in this area, and New Jersey enacted a program that loans equipment to health care consumers to allow them to do so. More than a dozen more states are looking into it. It’s a controversial issue and fraught with legal peril. There is no federal law prohibiting the use of such cameras however.

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