Posts in category "Aging in Place"

LGBT Affordable Senior Housing Comes to Chicago

With Friday’s dedication of the Town Hall Apartments, Chicago joined the ranks of five other American cities where LGBT older adults can find housing that is both affordable and welcoming.   Jointly developed by Heartland Alliance Housing and the Center on Halsted, Town Hall Apartments represents a unique partnership between a community housing development organization and the Midwest’s... Read more »

The Potential of Technology to Transform Elder Care

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Watch this interesting session from the recent Silvers Summit where Halle Tecco, Founder and CEO of RockHealth (a startup funding source for healthcare entrepreneurs) and Rick Valencia, VP and GM at Qualcomm, talk about the power of technology to transform the elder care space. Although they are clearly experts, it is surprising that Halle and Rick fail... Read more »

Aging in America: Where is the “We”?

My friend, Marcie Rogo is founder and CEO of ConnectAround, an online, customized, and safe arena for communicating and connecting within active adult communities. I asked her to author a guest blog exploring her reasons for creating a start-up company to serve older adults. Marcie is a smart and multi-talented young woman and here is what... Read more »
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Quality Care for the Older Adult Living at Home in Illinois - Part I

As the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) continues at full gallop to enroll older adult Medicaid beneficiaries into managed care organizations (MCOs) during Q1 of 2013, many remain skeptical at how home and community based services (HCBS) programs will be measured and monitored and whether incentives will be aligned to meet desired goals. HCBS... Read more »

Medicaid Services Expand in California

A couple of weeks ago, exciting news from California created buzz among Illinois providers of community based care for older adults and people with physical disabilities. On September 4, California’s Health and Human Services Agency announced (here) that it is the first state to obtain regulatory approval for implementing the Community First Choice (CFC) option, a new federally funded... Read more »

Aging in Finland

Whoever said that blogging about elder care cannot lead to fun and adventure never ate reindeer in an 18th century fortress overlooking the Gulf of Finland while discussing innovations  in the elder care ecosystem.  This past week, I did that and more while attending the Living Lab Conference in Helsinki, sponsored by the Laurea University of... Read more »
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Accessing Medicare and Medicaid: Times Are Changing

Recent headlines regarding the recent Medicaid cuts to Illinois long-term care providers only tell a portion of the dramatic story unfolding. Of course, for skilled nursing home providers, the reduction in Medicaid reimbursement is not welcome news, but ultimately no long-term care facilities will close as a result of this round of Medicaid cuts and balance... Read more »

Assisted Living vs. Skilled Nursing: It's a Mothra vs. Godzilla thing

Although they lack the fearful abilities of the monsters of Japanese sci-fi fame, skilled nursing and assisted living providers are similar to those fictional creatures in their mutual distrust and shared desire to enter the other’s turf.  The 2012 ALFA (Assisted Living Federation of America) Conference convened last week in Dallas saw a continuation of... Read more »

Aging Services Technologies Are Gaining Traction but Challenges Remain

When thinking of yesterday’s tomorrows, baby boomers (myself included) have given up on ever owning the jetpacks popularized by the Jetsons cartoon series. Nevertheless, yesterday’s dreams of automated homes are very much alive in our minds and are informing the decisions being made by providers of long term services and supports (LTSS) for older adults.... Read more »
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Addams and Eastman: Lessons for Eldercare Providers

  Thursday’s announcement that Eastman Kodak, the 131-year old pioneer of photography is seeking bankruptcy overshadowed the announcement that the Jane Addams Hull House Association (Hull House), Chicago’s 122-year old social service agency which pioneered the delivery of social services, would close its doors this spring. Ironic that two firms of the 19th century, each... Read more »
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    Bruce Lederman has over 25 years experience in the senior care field as a direct care provider and thought leader. Bruce was CEO and president of his own firm that operated skilled nursing facilities in Illinois. He is a former nursing home administrator and has consulted to numerous elder care providers on planning for strategic growth as well as process improvement. Recently he served as board chair of CJE SeniorLife, a leading non-profit elder care provider in the Chicago area. Bruce is currently employed as chief strategy officer for a company providing skilled nursing services in communities throughout Illinois and Missouri.

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