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TheKey’s Dr. Shadi Gholizadeh Wins the Inaugural Memory Care Innovation Award by Home Health Care News

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – April 5, 2024 Dr. Shadi Gholizadeh, Head of Quality and Clinical Development at TheKey, has been honored with the 2024 Memory Care Innovation Award by Home Health Care News. This recognition celebrates Dr. Gholizadeh’s outstanding leadership, empathy, and innovative contributions to improving the lives of older adults facing cognitive decline.

Chris Gerard, CEO of TheKey, proudly nominated Dr. Gholizadeh for this award, citing her remarkable dedication to enhancing memory care experiences through her diverse background and pioneering initiatives. Dr. Gholizadeh’s academic journey at renowned institutions like Stanford University, the London School of Economics, and UC San Diego, coupled with her internship and fellowship experiences at prestigious institutions like the UCLA Semel Institute and McGill University, have equipped her with a unique perspective and skill set.

Her expertise initially focused on rare diseases and developing accessible health interventions for individuals and caregivers. At TheKey, Dr. Gholizadeh’s contributions have been transformative. She spearheaded the development of a proprietary dementia training program for over 14,000 caregivers, emphasizing person-centered language and culturally sensitive approaches.

Dr. Gholizadeh’s leadership extends to innovative care planning and intervention development for people living with dementia and their caregivers.Her lifestyle-oriented dementia programming, including a tailored approach to modifiable risk factors and a company-wide sleep initiative, reflects her commitment to holistic care and evidence-based practices.

Commenting on Dr. Gholizadeh’s achievements, Chris Gerard said, “Dr. Shadi Gholizadeh’s exceptional leadership, innovative contributions to memory care, and unwavering commitment to improving the lives of those affected by cognitive decline make her an outstanding nominee for the Memory Care Innovation Awards Class of 2024. Her work embodies the spirit of innovation, advocacy, and clinical excellence that the awards seek to recognize, setting a benchmark for others in the field.”

Dr. Gholizadeh’s dedication to ethics and professionalism underscores her role as a beacon of integrity within the memory care industry. Her tireless efforts to promote respect, dignity, and compassion in care delivery highlight her profound impact on the well-being of individuals with memory-related disorders and their families.

For more information about Dr. Shadi Gholizadeh visit TheKey.com. To learn more about the Home Health Care News Memory Care Innovation Awards, read here.

About TheKey

For over 20 years, TheKey has helped clients achieve successful long-term aging at home with comprehensive, concierge-based care. Ensuring the dignity, safety, and independence of its clients, TheKey is committed to changing how the world lives and ages at home. Employee-teams get the training, resources, and support they need to deliver an exceptional care experience for clients and their families. Founded in Silicon Valley, TheKey has grown from a single location to service coverage throughout North America enabling clients to live life on their own terms, in their own homes.
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