I learned a great deal about how difficult it is to "keep up" with tasks that otherwise may feel very smooth and straight-forward for me.
The immersive experience helped me to effectively simulate what it would be like to be someone with hearing and vision loss as well as confusion with comprehension and communication.
These are important lessons for me to take with me moving forward into patient care, both for the compassion I hope to hold for others as well as the tools to better care for them.
Uncover the hidden perspectives on health conditions and common life realities related to aging, such as Alzheimer’s & other types of dementia, social isolation, vision and hearing impairments, end-of-life conversations, and inclusive care.
Enhance quality of care
Prevent caregiver burnout
Increase staff engagement & satisfaction
Reduce errors & incidents
Onboard & train staff effectively
Increase community outreach
I think this is something that anyone who works with the aging population should do.
When you step into the shoes of the people you assist or care for, you become aware of their emotions, cognitive or sensory deficiencies - an experience that no textbooks, readings that describe symptoms, or hours of simulations can equal.
Embodied Labs adds a unique dimension to the prism of perspective that is transformational for teams across organizations and industries.
Our first-person immersive experiences nurture actionable empathy, which results in a culture of care.
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