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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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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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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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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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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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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