SecureSeniorConnections® and VNA Care announce new partnership to bring social connection to seniors
The two innovators have joined forces to enable older adults to form new relationships to reduce loneliness and social isolation
BOSTON, June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — SecureSeniorConnections® today announced its partnership with VNA Care that will reduce loneliness and social isolation and support the well-being of the seniors VNA Care serves. The partnership will offer the first SecureSeniorConnections digital platform to VNA Care patients and their caregivers aged 65 and over. Grounded in science and co-developed with seniors, the SecureSeniorConnections platform is designed to help improve feelings of connection and engage seniors in managing their health.
The age-friendly platform provides a trusted community and allows members to make genuine connections through shared interests and passions. Through its partnership with SecureSeniorConnections, VNA Care will sponsor eligible patients, employees and family members of employees for free.
“We see firsthand the effects of loneliness on our elderly patients and their caregivers,” said Jane Pike-Benton, RN, MS, Chief Operating Officer and Clinical Director of VNA Care. “As part of our vision to transform care to improve lives, we are thrilled to partner with SecureSeniorConnections to enable eligible patients and caregivers to make social connections virtually, which we know play a vital role. to help patients stay safe and independent at home.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the epidemic of loneliness. Forty percent of seniors who join the SecureSeniorConnections platform have high levels of loneliness, revealing that seniors need more social support,” said Mike Wessel, CEO of SecureSeniorConnections. “With SecureSeniorConnections already available to over 2 million seniors, we believe our partnership with a leading and innovative provider like VNA Care will build our momentum to address senior loneliness and social health recovery post-pandemic. “
Launched in 2021, SecureSeniorConnections has grown tremendously, with members now representing all 50 states. This platform is available to all eligible VNA Care patients and caregivers.
SecureSeniorConnections was founded by a team of experts who saw how loneliness impacted their family and friends and vowed to make a difference for seniors everywhere. These health, insurance and technology experts used their decades of experience to develop SecureSeniorConnections®. The digital, science-based platform is a vibrant, trusted community that reduces loneliness by enabling members to connect with purpose.
About VNA Care
As one of the largest providers of home care, hospice, hospice and private care in the Commonwealth, VNA Care serves over 29,000 patients each year. Founded by Massachusetts’ most established and trusted home care organizations, VNA Care Network, VNA of Boston and VNA Hospice & Palliative Care, VNA Care has the capabilities and resources to provide a full range of home, palliative and community health services to patients of all ages and with all health care needs. VNA Care is focused on promoting the health and well-being of patients and families by providing high-quality, cost-effective health care to vulnerable people in their homes and communities.