View From The Top: Industry Leaders Speak Out – Dr. Jennifer Stelter and Jessica Ryan, NeuroEssence, LLC.
Dr. Jennifer Stelter and Jessica Ryan from Neuroessence sit down with Editor Olivia Beaton to discuss the importance of environment and design in dementia care. They share methods and tips that can be incorporated into senior living communities that create a more dementia-friendly and engaging environment.
Dr. Jennifer StelterCo-Founder & Co-Owner
Jennifer Stelter, Psy.D., CDP, CADDCT, CCTP, The Oil Doctor, Psy.D.™, is a clinical psychologist, who specializes in dementia care and mental health, more specifically, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, and severe mental disorders. She has 20 years experience in the healthcare field and over a decade in the long-term care industry. She is the co-owner of NeuroEssence, LLC and owner of The Oil Doctor, Psy.D., LLC, the Program Product Director for Linked Senior, Director of Training for Allow Wellness, Psychologist for Care Navigators, and an Adjunct Professor at Ivy Tech Community College. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Dr. Stelter is involved in program and policy development, provides initial and ongoing seminars and workshops on a variety of topics that focus on holistic, non-pharmacological interventions, conducts compliance audits, and provides supervision and one-on-one consultation sessions regarding patient care. She sees patients privately in therapeutic coaching sessions, psychotherapy, and brain health essential oil sessions. She has an eclectic approach to care, focusing on non-pharmacy tools, and uses the work of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and rational emotive therapy (RET). She has also participated in talk radio, podcasts, and interviews for news articles, conducted research, and published literature and curriculum. Recently, she has been featured nationally in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and local to the mid-west in Sun Day News, Daily Herald, Northwest Herald, and Quintessential Barrington’s Medical Guide. Additionally, Dr. Stelter is writing and publishing her first book introducing an innovative framework to dementia care with Johns Hopkins University due out in Spring 2021.
Jessica RyanCo-Founder & Co-Owner
Jessica Ryan, a.k.a., The Oil Mama ™, is a Biologist and Educator. She is the CEO of The Oil Mama, LLC and co-owner of NeuroEssence, LLC. She has 15+ years of experience in education and science. Over the last five years she has committed to staying on the forefront of evidence-based essential oil uses and educating individuals and families on reducing toxic load and increasing cellular nourishment as the key to healthy mind and body at any age. She has pioneered a specialization in working with the “vintage” population, healthcare professionals, and caregivers to educate them on the usage of therapeutic essential oils for longevity and quality of life. Jessica regularly leads workshops and offers valuable and continued support through her various resources and one-on-one consultations. She also offers additional services to healthcare and residential facilities, including caregiver and continuing education, hospice tools, and customized community wellness plans