The pandemic isn’t generating more prejudice, it’s glaringly exposing ageism and ableism that have been all around us all along. Because they are so unexamined, the pandemic is bringing it to many people’s attention for the first time.
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Dr. Sara Zeff Geber wrote a must-read book for solo agers, and truthfully for all of us who are planning to have the best future possible as we move into […]
Long-term care for the growing senior population is one of the areas for proposed infrastructure investment, which may be a surprise to some, but not to those in the industry. Rethinking long-term care for our nation’s rapidly aging population is an urgent problem, but addressing it effectively is a complex one.
We have an outdated, crumbling infrastructure in nursing homes. We have non-existent infrastructure in home and community-based services (HCBS). And we have millions of older adults living longer, many of whom will need services and supports.
Nursing home operators will rightly point to chronic underfunding and the failure to address the real costs of long-term care for poor, frail seniors on Medicaid. Their critics will demand more regulation and enforcement, higher staffing requirements and better wages. Some will argue that any additional funding for long-term care should go to home and community-based services.
In a position paper on home and community-based services, ATI Advisory CEO and Nexus Fellow, Anne Tumlinson offered three recommendations for legislators and regulators to expand access to care services sustainably and equitably.
Sentrics, an emerging technology leader in the senior living industry, has welcomed Sarah Thomas, CEO of Delight by Design and Nexus Insights Fellow, to its Advisory Council. An accomplished leader and innovator, Thomas is
“The American long-term care system, particularly in skilled nursing facilities, has been exposed as deeply flawed, chronically underfunded, and in need of reform.” This bold statement is from Robert Kramer, Founder and Fellow of Nexus Insights. Kramer delves deeply into the urgent problems facing nursing homes that have been spotlighted on the national stage by the pandemic and its tragic death toll among nursing home residents and staff.
COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on how underserved our aging population really is. We talked with Jody Holtzman about trends, challenges and opportunities in the longevity and aging industry in this new world.
Do you dream of living in a facility? Of course not! Facilities are cold institutions where humanity and the human spirit wither and die. Why then do we use this awful term to describe the places older people live and receive support?