Jennifer Walker-Journey is a former Marketing & Communications Director for continuum care facilities where she advocated for the quality care of elderly and disabled individuals living in independent and assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and specialized units for Alzheimer’s and dementia care.
“My father is a retired immunologist and distance runner (now an active walker), and is a fanatic when it comes to health and wellness. So, it was ingrained in me at a young age to focus on my own physical health. As I get older, I find that achieving optimal health and wellbeing has less to do with how one looks as opposed to how one feels, both mentally and physically.”
A former newspaper reporter and contributor to numerous information websites, Jennifer has written extensively about patient and eldercare safety, as well as the safety and efficacy of federally regulated medications and medical devices. Much of her research in this arena has focused on hearing aids, medical alert systems, fall prevention services, adjustable beds, and other devices designed to help seniors live more independent lives.
Jennifer has worked with families struggling with the decision on whether to move a loved one into long-term care. She understands firsthand how critical it is for seniors and their family members to have access to accurate and reliable information about products and services designed to help seniors safely age in place and, for caregivers, the peace of mind that comes with making informed decisions.
Jennifer’s work has been featured in AgingInPlace, AARP, National Council on Aging, DisabilitySecrets.com, Active.com, HowStuffWorks, Health, Everyday Health, and others. Her clients include healthcare systems, public health entities, legal resources, financial institutions, and digital marketing firms.