Why not use Behavioral Economics?

by Louis on February 20, 2015

Not being an economist I never really thought people act rationally. I don’t. I don’t know anyone who does. Most people go with their gut…otherwise we would all buy the same stuff, take the same vacations. That doesn’t mean we can’t know about buying patterns and decisions. The newish field of Behavioral Economics gets a lot of attention. I don’t think this is a fad though, because, though decision making may not be rational…this field is about research. [click to continue…]

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Aging in: Place?/Community?/???

January 5, 2015
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Language is important. Aging in Place and Aging in Community mean different things to each person who hears them. Then think about livable community, age friendly city, encore careers, productive aging and many other descriptors. Which is the right approach to aging for society and individuals? And which verbage to describe that to whom? I […]

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Learned in 2014

December 18, 2014
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At the risk of being a pariah in aging circles I see my most significant 2014 lessons bucking mainstream aging network mindset, policy and funding priorities. Dots are emerging. Our job is to connect those dots for good change. 1. Too much of gerontology – the field of study, the service offerings and infrastructure and […]

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But do they know the territory?

December 8, 2014
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I was entranced by The Music Man as a kid. The story is great. The music is wonderful. I love the opening scene with the ‘clickety clackety’ of salesmen rhythmically complaining about a guy who “doesn’t know the territory”. I was reminded of it the other day talking to two entrepreneurs at an Aging 2pint0 […]

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Re-Inventing Long Term Care

November 24, 2014
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Frankly I’m surprised Howard Gleckman writes such uninspired commentary when reporting about the troubled Long Term Care Insurance business. His report about Genworth’s troubles does not get out of the silo where the trouble lies. Gleckman’s book,  Caring for Our Parents is subtitled, Inspiring Stories of Families Seeking New Solutions to America’s Most Urgent Health […]

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Health, Design, Long Term Care in 1 Place

November 17, 2014
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Respected journalist and executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, David Shribman, put together an unusual panel for the paper’s Building a Healthier Pittsburgh forum. The panel includes an architect, a health services administrator, a geriatric specialist..and me, a Long Term Care@Home/Aging in Place expert. I’ll let you know how it goes.

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If ya can’t beat em, Join em!

October 21, 2014
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The senior housing business is both growing and coming out of a slump. Clearly change is in the wind. There is little doubt Long Term Care @HOME 

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Private Pay Long Term Care @ Home

October 16, 2014
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We need better choices between medicaid and expensive senior housing and care options.

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Where will boomers live? Harvard says…

September 8, 2014
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Where will boomers live? The new report by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and the AARP Foundation says we will live in owner occupied single family homes. Not all but way more than any other housing category. This groundbreaking report corroborates what Aging in Place advocates have known all along. Now we have […]

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Two Stars Come Out

August 25, 2014
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I am probably not so odd when I wonder why I am not a star. Then I read a really good book and know I cannot dream of writing that well. Or I listen to Sinatra or watch Meryl Streep and recognize that cream rises to the top. I may want to think it is […]

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