Aging in Place on PBS, NPR

by Louis on April 17, 2014

Aspects of Aging in Place are covered by both PBS and NPR this week.  Here are the stories and links: [click to continue…]

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Aging in Place Changes

March 6, 2014
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These are my thoughts as I prepare for the  What’s Next Boomer Business Summit and American Society on Aging conference  in San Diego next week. Since I am also attending the National Forum on Aging in Community I reviewed the current issue of Generations Journal focused on that topic. Aging in Place has changed since […]

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Alternate Living & Aging in Place

February 28, 2014
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There are two common follow-up conversations with people who hear what I do.

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POSITIVE Aging Conference!!

February 13, 2014
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I had a truly great and inspirational time at the Seventh Annual International Conference on Positive Aging. This is the first time the conference was hosted by the Sarasota based Institute for the Ages. My hat is off to Tom Esselman,  President of the Institute, his mini but excellent staff and the many local volunteers […]

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Long Term Care report from KPMG

February 3, 2014
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Thanks to my friend, colleague, sometime mentor Laurie Orlov of Aging in Place Technology Watch for pointing out this report from KPMG. An Uncertain Age: Re-imagining long term care in the 21st century speaks clearly to many issues on my mind. I copy a few highlights below.

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Amazon/Retail & Aging in Place

January 27, 2014
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A recent Washington Post wonkblog article Retail in the age of Amazon: Scenes from an industry running scared caught my attention because the retail/on line situation is close to the opposite of the aging in place/technology situation. While retailers are running scared, in home tech/monitoring are stuck in the starting blocks. Yet the future for […]

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10 Action Steps for Aging in Place in 2014

January 6, 2014
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End of the year, or is it the beginning? I’m bullish that Aging in Place will advance in 2014.  How can we get the ball rolling? We need an action agenda to manage our way to a better future.  Here is my 2014 list of Ten action steps business and community can follow to encourage […]

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#mHealth13, Aging in Place

December 15, 2013
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I got a lot out of this year’s mHealth conference. I skipped last year. That helped with a little perspective.  Two years ago mobile, new treatments and technology connecting to healthcare were the disruptive influences in mind. Now health care reform and readmissions penalties are more significant and real disruptions. Policy changes turned what was […]

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Speaking in Memphis

November 24, 2013
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I was honored to address an audience in Memphis, Tennessee this week as the local Plough Foundation kicks off a thoughtful three part speaker series called An Aging Society: Meeting the Challenges. My keynote for the 200+ lunch guests was called Breaking New Ground: Rethinking Community Resources for Aging in Place. In addition to addressing longevity, Universal […]

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Assisted Living Nightmare? Guest OT Post

November 22, 2013
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The crash of the professional with the personal often informs us, makes us shake our heads and reinvigorates our passion. The importance of the  intersection of the individual, the environment and the tools available cannot be understated as older folks navigate (or are herded) through housing, care and safety alternatives. (I might have said choices […]

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