Posts tagged "older adults"

LGBT Elders Deserve Welcoming Service Providers

This year, National Coming Out Day was held on October eleventh, and I cannot help but think of the irony that day brings for thousands of LGBT older adults who require long term services and supports (LTSS). As recently reported in the Washington Post (here), identifying LGBT friendly LTSS providers is ridiculously (and unnecessarily) difficult.... Read more »

Obamacare and the Evolution of Medicare and Medicaid

A flurry of activity, envisioned by Obamacare (ACA) and driven by fiscal necessity, is beginning to transform how providers of long term services and supports (LTSS) address the needs of older adults. Despite the growing interest in how the ACA will change healthcare delivery for working Americans, there is not much public coverage on the changes, which... 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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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 »

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Ponders Future of Long Term Care - Part II

Last week’s post (here) on the recent hearing conducted by the  U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging struck a cord with readership. The question of how to best provide and finance long-term care services and supports (LTSS) for older Americans lies at the core of the debate on how best to cope with the approaching age... Read more »

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Ponders Future of Long Term Care - Part I

On April 18, Senator Herb Kohl Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Commmittee on Aging convened a hearing to consider how best provide and finance long-term care services and supports (LTSS) for millions of Americans. In his opening remarks, Sen. Kohl recited sobering statistics: current cost for LTSS is more than $300 billion a year... Read more »
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AARP Reports on Person Centered Care for Older Adults

Reading “Moving Toward Person Centered Care,” the recently published report by the AARP Public Policy Institute resonated with me as I thought of the challenges two friends faced when directing care for ailing parents who live far from Chicago. In both instances, fragmentation in the delivery of health care and long term supportive services created barriers for my... 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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