When Next Avenue first published their piece “The Negative Effects of Elderspeak” in one of their January issues, they received more than 11,000 reactions and almost 3,000 comments, clearly touching a nerve with readers. In a follow-up piece, Next Avenue senior features editor, Julie Pfitzinger, reached out to Joel Theisen, CEO of Lifespark for his opinion on the subject of elderspeak, here’s what he had to say about making sure we remove our internal biases about how we think people should age….read on for the full article and share your perspective!
A View From the Top
February 27, 2024Meaghan Puglisi
This interview with Lifespark CEO, Joel Theisen, BSN, RN, is part of a McGuireWoods series featuring interviews with C-suite leadership of private equity-backed portfolio companies. Joel talks with the editor covering a few key areas about Lifespark including what it means to live a sparked life, how does his nursing background inform his business decisions, growth strategy, working […]
Lifespark Chief Medical Officer, Nick Schneeman, shared his thoughts on this topic in a recent article published in Time Magazine. He offered up tips on how to trim your medication list for seniors and their families. The cascade of drugs is responsible for a vast but underpublicized American tragedy. Medication overload will contribute to the […]
Four Key Questions When Private Equity Comes Calling
January 4, 2024Meaghan Puglisi
Private Equity (PE) investment can be key to gaining the capital and expertise you need to grow, but it also comes with strings attached. In an article published in Chief Executive magazine, Joel Theisen, Lifespark CEO, shares four key questions he’s learned to ask about working with PE. Joel writes, as the CEO of a […]