Posts in category "Video"

Illinois Ranking Improves in Services and Supports for Older Adults

It’s been three years since publication of the first national Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Scorecard by AARP’s Public Policy Institute and the 2014 Scorecard shows that despite progress, widespread disparities still exist and improvements are still needed in the areas of home care services, family caregiver support and residential services for older adults and people with physical... Read more »

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 »

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 »

Learn about Medicare's History in Seven Minutes

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The arrival of my 50th birthday is prompting me to post this zippy video about  Medicare. It  is written and produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation staff and serves as a visual timeline of Medicare’s history. It cleverly presents the debate that led to Medicare’s creation in 1965 and subsequent changes, such as the passage and repeal of... Read more »

Technology Brings Change to Elder Care

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True, there are no jet packs (yet) affording us the ability to fly wherever we fancy, but technology is in the process of fundamentally changing eldercare delivery. Learn more on Twitter @AgingInChicago
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Aging in the 21st Century: A Celebration and a Challenge

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One in nine persons in the world is aged 60 years or over and the ratio is projected to increase to one in five by 2050 says a new report, “Ageing in the Twenty-first Century: A Celebration and a Challenge“, published by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and HelpAge International. The report aims to raise awareness... Read more »

Assisted Living Quality of Life: Green House VIDEO

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Continuing the theme of Sunday’s post,  this video of a Green House community in Rochester, New York is a reminder of  how new philosophies of care can transform the delivery of  long term services and supports.  Often referred to as  “Culture Change” initiatives, the Green House Project is among the best known of these new... Read more »

Assisted Living Quality of Life: ALFA Video

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In a continuation of my July 15 post, consider how the assisted living industry portrays its mission and values to consumers and policy makers. This video, produced by ALFA (the Assisted Living Federation of America) presents a well crafted message conveying the solemn commitment of  AL providers to serving older adults. When the Washington Post... Read more »
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A Life Under Medicaid

As the debate about the Accountable Care Act moves to a new phase, it’s important to remember that even after the full implementation of the ACA, Medicaid will remain as the primary funding source for the long term care service and support (LTSS) needs of older adults. In this video, produced by Kaiser Health News... 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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