medicare and social security insolvency

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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#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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