Long-Term Living’s editorial coverage of a senior care network’s testing and implementation of a program to reduce or reverse the effects of dementia has earned a Gold Award in the Best Print/Digital Integration category of the 2014 American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) awards competition.
The Best Print/Digital Integration category recognizes works that “demonstrate the interactive capabilities of a web-based publication incorporating print, digital and online features.” The Long-Term Living editorial package included articles, a photo gallery, videos, podcasts, a Q&A and a blog, all detailing how the Eliza Jennings Senior Care Network in Northeast Ohio conducted the first U.S. pilot of a Japanese program called SAIDO Learning and subsequently executed the program in its facilities. The Eliza Jennings effort, which received Long-Term Living's 2013 OPTIMA Award and also was featured in the media brand’s September 2013 print and digital issues, led to the SAIDO Learning program being made available to other senior living communities across the country.
"The program's potential to reduce care needs and care costs could take on increased importance in the United States as the incidence of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia increases with the aging population," note Long-Term Living's Editor-in-Chief Pamela Tabar, Senior Editor Lois A. Bowers and Managing Editor Sandra Hoban. All three contributed to the winning entry.
Also winning awards in the 2014 ASHPE contest were Long-Term Living sister media brands Behavioral Healthcare and Healthcare Informatics. Behavioral Healthcare earned Bronze Awards in the Best Case History and Best Legislative/Government Article categories. Healthcare Informatics won a Bronze Award in the Best Special Report/Section category.