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									               SEMINAR:
  HI TECH + HI TOUCH = A NEW OPTION
    FOR ELDERS TO MAINTAIN THEIR
            INDEPENDENCE
WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010, 1:00 PM
WHERE: 1871 THE ALAMEDA, SAN JOSE, CA,
NEAR W. HEDDING ST.
PRESENTERS: TESSA TEN TUSSCHER, PHD
FREE ADMISSION
TOPIC: TECHNOLOGY IN CAREGIVING
Many elders wind up move into institutions because they or their
family think that they arena longer safe at home. Fearful that they
might fall and not be found, wander off and get lost, mismanage their
mediations, or become isolated - seniors sacrifice their home and
community in the hope that the move will resolve these problems.

Now, with the smart use of technology, seniors' homes can ADD to
their safety, enabling people to "Age in Place" Dr. Tessa ten
Tusscher, CEO of Living Well - Assisted Living at Home, will
showcase some technologies that are used to promote independence
and will discuss how the partnering of technology solutions with
client-centered care offers a new choice for seniors, and peace of mind
frothier families and loved ones

Tessa ten Tusscher is the co-founder and CEO of Living Well –
Assisted Living at Home. This company provides a new paradigm in
for elders and their families.– providing everything that a high-end
CCRC or Assisted Living Community offers but in the security and
comfort of the elder’s own home. By combining the smart use of
technology with the high touch of upscale hotels and hospitality
groups, Living Well sets a new standard in senior care. Through its
recruitment of a diverse set of professionals, including physicians and
nurses, bookkeepers and accountants, Personal Care Assistants and
Wellness Specialists, Concierges and Dementia Specialists, Living
Well is the most comprehensive and personalized option for forward
thinking elders and their families

Dr. ten Tusscher was Vice President for the Institute on Aging (IOA)
(www.ioaging.org) where she worked in leadership and intrapreneurial
activities for 10 years. She directed over 250 staff in clinical, care-
management, marketing, and homecare departments, and managed an
annual budget of $20M. The Institute on Aging enables 20,000 frail
and low-income seniors to remain in their own homes through
providing a menu of homecare, health care, day programs, care-
management, wellness and mental health initiatives. It is the largest
non-profit focused on senior care in the Bay Area. In this role, Tessa
opened several new departments, including the marketing and sales
department, a comprehensive geriatric assessment service, a
psychology department, a professional education department and, in
collaboration with the San Francisco District Attorney’s office and the
Department of Aging Services, an elder abuse forensic center.

Tessa is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working
with older adults. A seasoned entrepreneur, Tessa was President and
CEO of Bay Area Psychological Testing Associates
(www.bapta.com), the largest psychological diagnostics company in
Northern California. She is often called to provide expert testimony in
criminal and civil cases related to aging. Tessa has done numerous
media presentations on topics related to aging, appearing on NPR
radio programs and KQED TV. She also teaches extensively for
community groups and professional organizations. Recent audiences
include the California Bar Association, the California Chartered
Accountants Association, the National Association of Adult Protective
Service Organizations, and the Commonwealth Club.

Her prior experience includes being a training psychologist, a Visiting
Scholar at UC-Berkeley, and a private practice geropsychologist.
Tessa holds two PhDs, one in Clinical Psychology from the Center for
Psychological Studies in Berkeley and one in Political Science from
Leeds University in the UK.



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