Learned in 2014

by Louis on December 18, 2014

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 the passion, is about poor people. [click to continue…]

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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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Technology and Long Term Care @HOME

July 16, 2014
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I read Seth Godin’s blog most days. This one is pointing right at us. One key advantage of Long Term Care @HOME (used to be called Aging in Place) is managing service, product human and financial resources efficiently. As in Seth’s example below it is not about the trucks. It is about using the trucks […]

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Aging in Place is the Best Long Term Care Strategy

July 2, 2014
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Not the only.        Not for everyone.       Just the best. We have been promoting Aging in Place as a thing unto itself, when it is really the most scalable, desirable and economical Long Term Care (LTC) strategy. We have also been looking for a better way to say it then “aging in […]

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