Tellegacy collaborates with not-for-profit entities for direct service.  Tellegacy also can provide assistance for individuals/groups to allocate and secure grant funding for direct service to relevant communities.

Example partnerships include, but are not limited to:

 Older Adult CommunitiesHealth Insurance Providers | Universities

Older Adult Communities

Independent Living

Grants available for Intergenerational Evidence-based Programs to help decrease senses of isolation and loneliness of older adults.  Whether in apartment-style living or in single-family detached homes, Tellegacy partners with local, regional or national organizations to serve older adults who desire more company, or simply to encapsulate key nuggets of their life story/legacy.

“I enjoyed talking to my legacy builder. I hope she found our time together to be just as beneficial for her as it was uplifting for me.”

Virginia, In-home living

Assisted Living

Grants are available to serve Assisted living is a type of housing designed for people who need various levels of medical or personal care. Tellegacy  partners with organization for community health promotion and increase quality of life.

“I was able to talk to someone about my heritage, upbringing and family. It helped me to remember events that were meaningful to my family and myself. I feel blessed that I was selected to participate in the program.”

Hermie, Resident at Merrill Gardens

Retirement Communities

We partner to help give residents a strong sense of belonging, connection, purpose and legacy, catering to older adults who are relishing in newfound freedom, yet keeping them connected in a meaningful way to the next generation. We are committed to partnering to serve retirement communities in the purpose to help older adults age well in a home-like environment where they are considered a vital part of community life.

“It was relaxing and joyful to reminisce. Talking to my student was a wonderful experience because I could share my knowledge over the years with her.”

Anna, Holland Christian Homes

Nursing Home

Our partnership with directors and nonprofits to serve Skilled Nursing Homes is to (1) help increase quality and satisfaction of life of older adults and (2) provide staff with freed-up time to better serve with a sense of hope and resiliency.   Trainings are also available for staff in Nursing Homes.   Contact us to discover the grants and funding available in your area.

“A good generation is on the horizon. My legacy builder was attentive and asked questions. I liked having an outsider to talk to.”

Lynette, Resident at Merrill Gardens

Memory Care

It is a passion of Tellegacy to train students and staff to value and engage with residents of Memory Care communities.  Memory care, as a form of senior living that provides intensive, specialized care for people with memory issues, has experienced  stronger emotional pull and increased engagement with personal photos that captured the actual people and events of the resident’s own life.

“Staff in the care community report residents are asking about next sessions, often several times a day…We’ve found that residents are hopeful and engaged during their weekly time with the students, looking forward to their connection sessions with the students, often asking how soon they will talk with them again.”

Joshua Freitas, Vice President of Program Development; CERTUS Memory Care Living

Contact us to partner as a program director, non-profit, or course professor.

If you are interested, for example, in having our legacy builders meet in regard to a certain theme, such as gathering the stories of veterans, or of an older adult who made a powerful contribution of service to the community, we are happy to structure our sessions in a particular way that is meaningful to that resident and the community.  Contact Dr. Jeremy Holloway at jeremy.holloway@tellegacy.com.

Health Insurance Providers

Tellegacy partners with Health Insurance Providers.

Tellegacy provides licensing for individuals, community, not-for-profits to help connect members with services that address their social determinants of health in order to reduce overall healthcare expenses.

We are community builders.   We pride ourselves in partnering with insurance companies to help increase quality of life of older adults, addressing crucial social determinants of health.

Research shows that social determinants of health comprise 60-80% of a person’s overall health. By focusing on programs that proactively address these issues, health insurance providers can see a reduction in total healthcare expenses by avoiding unnecessary ED visits, inpatient hospital stays, etc. In addition to reducing overall expenses, member health and well-being can be improved overall.

With our flexible approach to caring for your members’ needs, we work with your team to identify at-risk members to target those with the potential to receive the greatest benefit from our services.

Universities

Tellegacy partners with Institutions of Higher Learning

Tellegacy helps relevant University departments, professors, and organizations secure funding for Tellegacy projects and courses.   We partner with pertinent colleges, such as the colleges of Nursing, gerontology/geriatrics, Pre/Med, Social work, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Dental, and other related University Colleges.

As the older adult population increases and makes up 80% of the clientele for healthcare professional workers, Dr. Jeremy Holloway provides consulting for the enrichment of curricula for multiple colleges related to increasing pre-service student knowledge of patient care.
Collaborations have included:
Courses / Independent Study
Professors provide their students with meaningful experiences related to serving older adults through Tellegacy
Independently Volunteering Legacy Builders
Students volunteer separately from a course requirement for volunteer hours
Internship / Program Coordinators
Students get a more in-depth experience by supporting student volunteers , collaborating on program projects, and managing program operations
Research

Tellegacy provides tools needed for evaluation including a Manual of Procedures and provided template for academic or business/white paper publications involving the UCLA loneliness Scale to determine how the program assists in decreasing a sense of loneliness, and Satisfaction of Life scale to help determine how the program assists in increasing a sense of satisfaction of life in the lives of older adults.  Students/Professors/PhD Candidates can explore additional uses of tools for qualitative and quantitative evaluation or research

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