Posts in category "Innovative Ideas"

Whill Wheelchair Fails to Meet Needs of Many

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The Whill wheelchair that premiered at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show looks like it has the right stuff. Great design featuring a tight turning radius, smooth easy-to-clean surfaces and easy on/off transfer makes it an enticing product. Yet, it stops short of offering the feature that would most benefit thousands of frail older adults who... 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 »

Innovative Elder Care Services Provided by CJE SeniorLife

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Elder care providers are creating new programs to address the changing needs of older adults. Here is a great example of what that looks like at CJE SeniorLife
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The Illinois Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative is Coming Soon

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In Illinois on January 1, 2014, those individuals who are beneficiaries of both the Medicare and Medicaid programs may begin to enroll in a redesigned health care delivery system. These new managed care plans will hopefully be easier to navigate, reduce inefficiencies, save costs and deliver improved health outcomes for this population. Learn more by... 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 »

Software Solutions in Nursing Homes

With health information technology (HIT) in long-term care (LTC) settings becoming more common, LTC stakeholders (e.g. consumers, employees, regulators, owners, etc.) are only now beginning to understand the impact of HIT on nursing home (SNF) operations and consumer experiences. When I began working in SNFs in the early 1990s, an improvement in HIT meant acquiring... Read more »
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Reducing Costs for Dual Eligible Medicaid and Medicare Beneficiaries is Tricky

It is impossible to write about elder care in America, without consistently revisiting the subject of caring for dual-eligible beneficiaries. Older adults (those +65 years of age) account for 61 percent of this population of 7 million who are eligible for full benefits under the Medicaid and the Medicare program. The remaining dual-eligible beneficiaries are  younger... Read more »

Reducing Unnecessary Hospital Readmissions

Despite my self-imposed pledge to not publish partisan political posts, I am unable to contain my enthusiasm for one of the of  President Obama’s Affordable Care Act: the creation of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.  The Center seeks to: help transform Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through improvements in... 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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Striking Residential Design for Boomers

During the recent Memorial Day weekend, while shmying (a Yiddish word for window shopping) around in one of my favorite stores in Michigan’s Harbor Country, a friend drew my attention to one of many handsome design books prominently displayed on a coffee table in a living room vignette.  He knew I would find the title... 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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