Director's Corner: On Giving Care and Giving Thanks

In my clinical work, I get to meet and work with an incredibly devoted set of family caregivers. These are parents caring for their special needs child, often while also caring for an aging parent. Or a spouse, sibling or...

Eldercare Voices: Moving Toward Person- and Family-Centered Care

Lynn Friss Feinberg, MSW As November is National Family Caregivers Month (#NFCMonth), with  this year’s theme “Caregiving Around the Clock,” we are pleased to reprint an Eldercare Voices column on the importance of recognizing the vital role of family caregivers...

“Don’t Just Make Them Hear You, Make Them Listen!”

On Oct. 12, I was honored to join advocates and consumers from Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Michigan for a day in Washington, D.C. focused on person-centered care for Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries.   Our day was centered around the Alliance for Health...

Aging in America: A Crisis in Caring We’re Not Talking About

Every day, 10,000 people in this country turn 65 – that’s more than 400 every hour! What does this mean for health and health care? That’s the conversation that Politico Live convened recently in Washington D.C., bringing together national thought...

Eldercare Voices: Whatever It Takes - Building a Healthcare System like "Cheers" (Where Everyone Knows Your Name)

Steven M. Stein, MD Fragmented care delivered by fragmented providers with fragmented documentation during fragmented hours in fragmented settings through fragmented funding has not provided person-centered care. “Whatever It Takes” is an attempt we are undertaking in Michigan to change...

New Video: Embracing Culturally Competent Care for LGBTQ Older Adults

Tomorrow, October 11, is the 29th annual National Coming Out Day (NCOD) which celebrates people of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) identities feeling empowered to make their true selves known – to their families, friends and coworkers and...

Director's Corner: Research Roundup - Patient Engagement Pitfalls and Possibilities

I’m pleased to share two recent articles by our team that were published in the latest issue of The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. The first article, “Perspectives on How to Engage Consumers in Health System Transformation,” suggests that consumers...

Low Income Transit Riders in Rhode Island Find Their Voice

Earlier this year, RIPTA raised transit fares to 50 cents for a one-way ride plus 25 cents for a transfer. The fare increase was a disaster for low income elderly and disabled riders.

Eldercare Voices: Championing Oral Health for Older Adults

Deborah Jacobi, RDH, MA Dr. Sarah Crane is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine and practices in Rochester, Minnesota. She, along with a mentor, Dr. Linda A. Ward, are also oral health champions.  Dr. Crane shared with me...
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