Two Stars Come Out

by Louis on August 25, 2014

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 luck, but there is talent and, luckily, it is often recognized. So I am not surprised when two stars in their field, Esther Dyson and Amy Tan venture into our field and shine. [click to continue…]

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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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Finally!! Wall Street Journal on Long Term Care!

June 18, 2014
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Should we really get excited that a Wall Street Journal columnist is finally noticing the long term care situation? David Blumenthal’s blog: It’s Time to Face the Long-Term-Care Dilemma is a pretty good effort. I would say it is long past time, but this is a start. He describes the size of the problem, the […]

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Aging2.0 – DC event (& much more)

June 5, 2014
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Exciting. That is what people say about Aging2.0 events. There is an event next week in DC. (Sign up here) I went to last month’s Aging2PINT0 event. There was buzz. Some of the usual suspects but also new faces from business, consulting, government, academia and not for profits – relieved to find folks who share their […]

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Telemedicine, Aging in Place, more milk

May 21, 2014
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I walked the show floor of the American Telemedicine Association Conference in Baltimore Monday. Lots of ER, operating room and hospital products. A few exercise/wellness products. Lots of talk about connection, integration, systems, clouds, etc. I agree with Elizabeth Patterson from Totier, “More new interesting approaches shining light into the black box”. My interest is […]

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Working in aging is like reading ahead

May 15, 2014
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I often say my work in the field of aging is a lot like reading ahead in the book. I glimpse many what might happens through the lives and stories of my older clients. Is this why I am more comfortable with the evidence of my aging  – stiff and sore joints and muscles, wrinkled […]

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Triple Aim Thinking

May 7, 2014
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The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation released their white paper, The Future of Home Health Care Project at the Rayburn House office building in Washington, DC this week. I was lucky to attend the excellent panel.  The AHHQI is taking a valuable leadership role from a significant, under-recognized perspective. I will stay in […]

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Disconnect! Financial Advice and Aging in Place

April 24, 2014
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Let’s get this straight. Your home is your biggest asset. “asset: noun  1. a useful and desirable thing or quality” So…….preparing your home to remain useful if mobility is reduced or as a safe place to get care is a good strategy for preserving this significant asset for anyone getting older. Right. Keeps you from […]

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Aging in Place on PBS, NPR

April 17, 2014
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Aspects of Aging in Place are covered by both PBS and NPR this week.  Here are the stories and links:

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