Dateline – LOS ANGELES, California, July 19th, 2017 – Musical Health Technologies (MHT), makers of the award-winning dementia and cognitive-fitness digital pharmaceutical SingFit PRIME, is happy to welcome Terri Sullivan to the team to head up Business Development in the senior-care space. Sullivan is a senior-living-technology veteran who was previously Vice President of Sales for Caremerge and in 2008 headed up sales at pioneering senior-living-technology company Connected Living.
“The senior-living-technology industry is maturing and Terri Sullivan is a leader in business development,” says MHT co-founder and CEO Rachel Francine. “By having Terri join the team, we are taking our expansion efforts to the next level. In 2017, we added over 300 senior-living communities, adult day programs, hospitals and skilled-nursing facilities to the SingFit PRIME network, as well as trained and certified more than 1,100 facilitators. With Terri, we are looking to accelerate this continued rapid expansion.”
“I’m thrilled to be working for Musical Health Technologies,” says Sullivan. “Few startups in the senior-living space can pride themselves on the level of quality products and programming that MHT can. I’ve never seen a therapeutic healthtech program capable of producing direct health benefits to residents in the way that SingFit PRIME does. SingFit PRIME clients report that using the program increases the mood of people with dementia from 42% to 82% while decreasing anti-anxiety drug use use in senior communities and dementia populations by 40%.
Sullivan continues, “MHT has also made an incredible leap in scalability by training their facilitators online, which has allowed them to certify over 1,100 activities staff and social workers in record time. In the 10 years I’ve been working in the senior-care space, I’ve never seen a company train so many people so quickly or with such a high level of success long-term. I am so excited to join the team.”
More than 5 million people in the U.S. suffer from dementia and 1 in 10 people 65 and over has Alzheimer’s disease. With no pharmaceutical on the market to effectively treat, prevent or cure the disease, musical interventions can bring about better health and quality of life with no known side effects for both those with dementia and their caregivers.
Andy Tubman (MHT co-founder, Chief Clinical Officer and certified music therapist) explains, “Studies at Harvard Medical School, McGill University and the NIH have proven the benefits of singing for the health of just about everyone, especially people with neurological disorders including dementia. But with only six thousand music therapists certified to practice in the United States. getting access to quality musical care has traditionally been difficult and expensive. At SingFit, we use technology, training and music-therapy expertise to successfully scale music as medicine for the first time in history.”
For more information please contact Jordan Trippeer at 323-677-2575, email info@SingFit.com or visit SingFit.com.