Ageless Innovation Celebrates Half Million Joy For All™ Companion Pets…

Joy for All Companion Pets

The award-winning collection of animatronic Pets, inclusive of three cats, two pups and a recently released bird, aim to alleviate leading issues among older adults including social isolation, loneliness, and cognitive decline, by delivering joy, fun and happiness to improve quality of life.

Ageless Innovation, a solutions-based company committed to positively impacting the lives of older adults and their care partners through the power of play, today announced the delivery of their 500,000th Joy for All™ Companion Pet. The award-winning collection of animatronic Pets, inclusive of three cats, two pups and a recently released bird, aim to alleviate leading issues among older adults including social isolation, loneliness, and cognitive decline, by delivering joy, fun and happiness to improve quality of life. This impressive milestone, along with outstanding testimonials from industry leaders, retailers, and customers alike, demonstrates the immense impact Ageless Innovation and the Joy for All Companion Pets have on the aging community and those impacted by the associated challenges.

Since the inception of the Joy for All brand in 2015, more than a dozen clinical studies from AARP, UnitedHealthcare, and other trusted sources have shown that the product line can enhance the lives of older adults living with social isolation, loneliness, and forms of cognitive decline including Alzheimer’s and other form of dementia. Each product within the Joy for All offering has the possibility to improve the quality of life for older adults by facilitating intergenerational connection, stimulating conversation, and providing psychosocial benefit.

Ageless Innovation’s consistent growth has stemmed from the adoption of Joy for All™ Companion Pets by healthcare leaders, aging advocates, and non-profit, and governmental organizations. Senior Living/Long-Term Care providers were some of the earliest adopters of the Joy for All Companion Pets, with tens of thousands of pets being placed with nursing home and life plan community residents over the last few years. More recently, Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) have been providing the Pets as Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill (SSBCI) and Assistive Technology through a variety of Medicaid programs.

  • “Joy for All Companion Pets have played a phenomenal role in reducing feelings of social isolation and loneliness for the older adults we serve in New York State. To witness these robotic pets literally change someone’s life–and the lives of their family members–is something to see.” – Greg Olsen, Director, New York State Office for Aging
  • “The Joy for All robotic pets have provided significant comfort and companionship for folks we serve through our hospice and palliative care programs. The impact with the recipients and their care partners has been profound.” – Steve Cone, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Capital Caring Health
  • “Joy for All Companion Pets have played a meaningful role in improving the quality of life for our members with dementia and other chronic conditions, who may suffer from feelings of social isolation and loneliness. We continue to see a positive impact, and we’re proud to offer this as a benefit to our members.” – Emi Bennett Vo, State Public Programs Manager, HealthPartners

This past year, building upon the company’s extensive knowledge and experience within the aging industry, Ageless Innovation expanded its award-winning Joy for All collection with two new product solutions that innovate through play, including the Walker Squawker and a collection of card-based Games.

Developed by 93-year-old Rita Melone, the Walker Squawker is a cheery, artfully crafted animatronic bird designed to perch playfully atop of walking devices; it aims to create a more positive relationship between older adults and their walkers, as well as an interactive safety reminder.

Through continued innovation, meaningful partnerships, and validated outcomes, Ageless Innovation works passionately to amplify positive impact for older adults and their families; CEO and Co-Founder, Ted Fischer says his team is “inspired and ready to deliver the next half million Companion Pets to this incredible and worthy community.”

“We are encouraged by the adoption of our Companion Pets by healthcare organizations, as they continue to look at nontraditional interventions in addressing the complex health challenges of older adults and their care partners—such as loneliness and dementia care,” said Jim Murphy, SVP, Healthcare.

For additional information about Ageless Innovation and the Joy for All product line, visit https://joyforall.com/ and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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About Ageless Innovation Ageless Innovation is a global company devoted to developing fun and engaging products for older adults. Beginning with the award-winning line of Joy for All Companion Pets, Ageless Innovation is focused on creating products that promote fun, joy and play while reducing the cost of care and creating meaningful connections for older adults, their families, and caregivers. For more information, visit http://www.joyforall.com.

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