The Say/Do Gap

by Louis on August 8, 2017

87% of Americans want to Age in Place. This repeatedly confirmed and often cited data is behind nearly every article on the older people demographic, caring for our families, preserving social security, medicare and the healthcare system or the market for home remodeling and monitoring technologies. It is, frankly, the rationale for the last 20+ years of my career.Continue Reading The Say/Do Gap

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TED talk worth a listen

June 28, 2017
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Reactions to reports from the Frameworks Institute about aging issues and communications are strong and well deserved. We’ve needed these insights for a long time.  Nat Kendall-Taylor, Frameworks CEO has a new TED talk: How words change minds: The science of framing that gets at the heart of the Frameworks approach and value. Watch it!… Continue Reading TED talk worth a listen

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Science – The Crowning Achievement

April 23, 2017
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Longevity has to be science’s crowning achievement. What is a more important purpose for our intellectual endeavors than more life? Ranking life expectancy is a common measure of cultural and national success.  ‘Achievement’ is the right word but all consequences are not positive. It is not all success if ‘crisis’ is so commonly used to… Continue Reading Science – The Crowning Achievement

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Tax Day…for Home Updates?

April 18, 2017
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This is not quite a guest blog because writer Susan Kimmel is my partner in crime and vice president of HomesRenewed™. Tax Day is upon us with it’s headaches and stress of filling out all that paperwork – but the good news is that over 2/3 of Americans will be receiving a tax refund. The… Continue Reading Tax Day…for Home Updates?

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Aging in Place Holiday Gift

December 23, 2016
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My dear friend and colleague Patrick Roden, PhD. just put out his list of Aging in Place Influencers for 2016. I want to make an important addition at the top of the list. I nominate Dr. Patrick Roden. There is no more dedicated and passionate advocate.

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Cayman Islands Health Conference

December 13, 2016
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I was honored to speak at the 2016 Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference. The entire program was open to the general public so this was not a droning professional conference. The very good information presented was balanced for consumers and professionals. I spoke about aging-in-place. What did I learn?

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Louis Receives Housing Innovation Award

September 20, 2016
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  housing, innovation, vision and economics I am honored to be among this year’s cohort of HIVE awardees. I am awed and moved by the company in which I am included. From the letter informing me of my inclusion: “HIVE is the curtain call to the cast of innovators who will shape housing today and… Continue Reading Louis Receives Housing Innovation Award

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Game Changer! HR-5254 Senior Accessible Housing Act

June 20, 2016
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It is easy to get behind bold vision and imagination. That is why I support Representative Patrick Murphy (D-Fl-18) who introduced HR 5254 The Senior Accessible Housing Act on May 16, 2016. This gamechanging bill provides a $30,000 tax credit for home modifications. Also deserving a shout out are original co-sponsors, Representatives Bruce Poliquin (R-Me-2)… Continue Reading Game Changer! HR-5254 Senior Accessible Housing Act

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New Takes on Caregiving

May 16, 2016
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Caregiving is like, all the rage now. AARP, startup businesses, technology and the press are all over it. There is no question caregiving is a serious and important issue. The value of family and informal caregiving is estimated at $470 billion dollars per year. Try adding that to the federal budget! It is imperative we… Continue Reading New Takes on Caregiving

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Crossing Silos – Aging in Place, Medical Equipment, Policy

May 2, 2016
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Aging is complex. Organizing across silos of government and industries is the secret innovation sauce needed to create systems that engage that complexity. Ignoring the complexity, wishing it isn’t true and isolated tweaks to the unsystematic legacy of the shrinking government long term care safety net are not going to cut it. We need a… Continue Reading Crossing Silos – Aging in Place, Medical Equipment, Policy

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