The Expanding Role of Virtual Reality in the Lives of Seniors
American Senior Communities very proud of their partnership with MyndVR, the leading provider of virtual reality solutions for older adults in the United States. ASC was the first Senior Living provider in Indiana to embrace this new technology by offering MyndVR’s virtual reality (VR) program to our residents. MyndVR’s immersive VR platform was initially implemented to engage seniors in an array of entertainment settings, including learning, travel, art, music and nature. While virtual reality is certainly entertaining, it has many applications for older adults and can be used to enhance various therapies. Programming has now expanded to include memory care programming and soon MyndVR will unveil their new rehabilitative therapy programming.
MyndVR debuted their innovative technology at Allisonville Meadows Assisted Living in Fishers, Indiana, allowing residents to experience a variety of scenarios, including visiting foreign cities, interacting with animals, joining a Broadway musical on stage and even sky diving. The partnership between ASC and MyndVR has since expanded to include service to all of ASC’s Senior Living communities.
“We are so excited to be partnering with American Senior Communities to bring our headsets to their residents,” said Chris Brickler, CEO of MyndVR. “Their team has been incredible to work with and we can’t wait to see how the community responds to the technology.” The company has begun distribution their newest virtual reality goggles, capable of dialing up a resident’s ocular prescription and eliminating the need for their own eye glasses during use.
“ASC is intentional in choosing partnerships that allow us to leverage cutting edge technology to enrich the lives of the residents that we are honored to serve, said Donna Kelsey, CEO of ASC. “We are truly excited to partner with MyndVR to bring these innovative virtual reality experiences to our residents as part of our mission to serve each customer with quality care and excellence.”
About American Senior Communities
American Senior Communities offers a variety of senior lifestyle and care options throughout Indiana and Louisville. To learn more and find a location near you visit ASCCare.com