innovation

The Say/Do Gap

August 8, 2017
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87% of Americans want to Age in Place. This repeatedly confirmed and often cited data is behind nearly every article on the older people demographic, caring for our families, preserving social security, medicare and the healthcare system or the market for home remodeling and monitoring technologies. It is, frankly, the rationale for the last 20+… Continue Reading The Say/Do Gap

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Crossing Silos – Aging in Place, Medical Equipment, Policy

May 2, 2016
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Aging is complex. Organizing across silos of government and industries is the secret innovation sauce needed to create systems that engage that complexity. Ignoring the complexity, wishing it isn’t true and isolated tweaks to the unsystematic legacy of the shrinking government long term care safety net are not going to cut it. We need a… Continue Reading Crossing Silos – Aging in Place, Medical Equipment, Policy

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Provocateurs?

April 22, 2016
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If we are going to have disruption we must have provocateurs. We need people with the courage to challenge us to look really hard at the realities around us, the status quo of our institutions and solutions and how we can achieve alignment. Kathryn Lawler and Ken Dychtwald fit this description. Ms. Lawler may not… Continue Reading Provocateurs?

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How is Aging in Place like Tesla?

April 8, 2016
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Tesla is making news…again! I can’t help being impressed by Elon Musk. He is a visionary, a manager, knows his way around technology, engineering, innovation, marketing and government incentives. The video introducing the Model 3 speaks loudly about leverage. Technology, human, finance. Musk consistently makes more by leverage. We should take all the advice we… Continue Reading How is Aging in Place like Tesla?

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Matthias Hollwich’s book getting good coverage —WHY?

April 6, 2016
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Matthias Hollwich’s  book, NEW AGING is getting lots of good coverage. My friends send me the NPR link many times a day. WHY? Because it is a really creative AND wonderfully novel approach to the the issues, the topic and the delivery. Matthias is a very sweet, thoughtful and creative guy. He is outside the… Continue Reading Matthias Hollwich’s book getting good coverage —WHY?

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How Aging in Place is Different?

March 18, 2016
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Aging in Place might be called present time planning. This idea came from a nearly mind blowing conversation with Barb Stucki last week. She explained how the current discussion to fix long term care financing impedes efforts to seek better solutions to housing and care issues. Three recent reports from respected aging issues sources, summarized… Continue Reading How Aging in Place is Different?

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How is Aging in Place like UBER?

March 14, 2016
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Of course this is a good question. If we show how Aging in Place is like UBER we should get energy and investment behind aging in place because it should take off like UBER. I am not sure I had an answer before I heard Robin Chase, the co-founder of ZIPcar, speak at the Business… Continue Reading How is Aging in Place like UBER?

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The Big Problem & Paths to Solution

February 3, 2016
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What is the biggest challenge America faces regarding aging? Housing and caring for the growing number of older Americans. Finances, transportation in urban, rural and suburban situations, isolation and attitudes about aging cannot be ignored but if we solve the big problem, Where can older people live with choice, dignity and control as health changes and… Continue Reading The Big Problem & Paths to Solution

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