Eldercare Voices, COVID Edition: Nancy Wilson, MSW

Nancy is a gerontological social worker with over four decades of professional work and leadership in advancing interdisciplinary models of integrated community-based service delivery to elders and families coping with chronic illness.

Alone but Resilient: What We’re Learning About Social Isolation Among Older Adults Amidst the Pandemic

Even before the pandemic began, social isolation and loneliness were widespread among older adults. Approximately one-quarter of community-dwelling Americans aged 65 and older were considered to be socially isolated.

Director's Corner: Fighting For What We Care About

Without question, we are living through some unprecedented times. But the power of communities pulling together to express their collective voice has brought about change time and again in the most daunting of situations.

Director's Corner: Building for Resiliency - Toward a New System of Long-Term Care

It is long past time for a rethink of how we pay for and deliver long-term care, starting from what consumers and caregivers need, and also examining how we build a workforce and care delivery system that values resiliency, not just efficiency.

The Lown Institute Hospitals Index – Evaluating Hospitals on What Matters

The coronavirus pandemic has made clear the importance of high-quality hospitals for the health of communities, particularly communities of color and low-income communities. The pandemic has also exposed areas in serious need of improvement if hospitals are to equitably deliver...

New CMS Data Highlights Impact of COVID-19 on Older Adults and Dually Eligible Consumers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new data detailing the impact of COVID-19 on Medicare beneficiaries. As many consumers and advocates are acutely aware, the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on older adults.

Health Care Organizations Can Take Action Now to Promote Racial Justice

In these weeks of mourning, anger, fear and courage, we have been heartened by the many statements of support and solidarity with demands for racial justice from so many health care organizations. We hope that these words will translate into...

Director's Corner: Fighting Diseases, New and Old

Like many of you, in these turbulent times we at the Center have cycled through feelings of heartbreak, anger, hopelessness, fear and determination, as our nation confronts the twin scourges of COVID-19 and racism – both infectious and deadly diseases.

Bridging Health Equity and Racial Justice During COVID-19 and Beyond

With the inequities COVID-19 is exposing so glaringly, we are at a unique and critical moment to step up our advocacy and put in place just policies to protect our most vulnerable communities.
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