Six truths for successful startups addressing adult care opportunities

Six truths for successful startups tackling the older adult care opportunity

Here are six top things for an entrepreneur to consider to create a successful business when building an older adult care product, service or experience.

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Six Lessons Learned From Being A Starbucks Barista

This article comes to us from Senior Housing Forum. My friend, Ali Shivji (who is interviewed in this article) passed this on to me. I first came in contact with Ali several months ago over our mutual work in long-term care. He told me about how he had secured a job at Starbucks in order to learn more about customer service and how their model could be applied to aged care. I don’t know of any other senior executives who would take the early morning shift for minimum wage in order to be better at their profession. Forward-thinking guy!

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Course on living with dementia

To keep up to date and in the loop on the latest in dementia care, I signed up for a course on Coursera, a massive open online course, or MOOC. It consisted of online videos to watch and weekly assignments. We all communicate to each other through the discussion boards on the course web page. The course is offered for free, but I decided to take the signature track in order to receive a certificate when I am done. It was Living with dementia:  Impact on individuals, caregivers, communities, and societies.

This course is offered through the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and is lead by Dr. Laura Gitlin, PhD and Dr. Nancy Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN.

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