MJHS Health System and MyndVR Launch Virtual Reality Pilot Program for MJHS Hospice Patients

Donald Lortie, US Army Veteran, tries VR for first time at Isabella Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care

MyndVR, the leading provider of virtual reality solutions for older adults in the United States, announced the acquisition of virtual reality therapy company Immersive Cure.

The acquisition of Immersive Cure has also led to a new partner for MyndVR, New York-based MJHS Health System (MJHS). MJHS is connecting with MyndVR/Immersive Cure to study how virtual reality can improve the quality of life for their hospice patients. The initiative will be funded through a Veteran-focused grant from TD Bank. The pilot provided by the MyndVR / Immersive Cure merger will launch at Isabella Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, a member of MJHS Health System, on Pearl Harbor Day to offer this modality to their residents and patients—specifically those who are Veterans—before expanding to MJHS Hospice patients in other parts of the Greater New York Area. Veterans will be able to see, hear and move among the memorials in Washington, D.C., that honor their service.

“This exciting, innovative pilot helps us offer our hospice patients who are Veterans a new, thoughtful and therapeutic break from the reality of their diagnosis,” said Thomas Lamb, a U.S. Navy Veteran who is also the Veteran Liaison at MJHS Hospice. “This unique effort is expected to be equally powerful for the loved ones of our Veterans. In addition to the “wow” factor, we believe it will help facilitate conversations that allow families to better express heartfelt emotions, discuss shared memories, as well as commemorate personally significant life moments, including military services milestones.”

 Learn more about the acquisition here.