The ACCESS Health team conducted a series of in depth interviews on elder care and optimal aging in the United States. Each interview provides a comprehensive look at a specific model or initiative that can improve the quality of life and care for an aging population. As a group, these interviews provide a broad understanding of…
St. John’s has four retirement communities in Rochester New York that range from independent living and assisted living to rehabilitation and skilled nursing. Approximately ten years ago, the management of St. John’s, led by Charlie Runyon, Rebecca Priest, and Allen Power began a culture change in their long term living residences by becoming Eden Alternative…
In this post, I focus on areas of care and engagement in life as a forward looking response to the public health challenge of dementia.
Dementia is a growing and important public health issue. This blog post presents dementia statistics and explores diagnosis, societal and economic impacts, and methods to delay onset and slow progression.
When we are young, our life is often full of activities and relationships. By the time we reach sixty five, many of those connections and activities have faded away. What we once took for granted is what we very much need and crave in later life: social connections and a meaningful, productive existence.
In this blog post, I share some of what I learned about caregiving and offer recommendations to improve care for the elderly and support for the workers and family members who provide this vital care.
The goals of aging in place and aging in community are to allow older people to stay in their homes and stay connected to their communities for as long as possible.
Interoperability and its effect on patient safety has become an important topic in recent years.
Last week, I attended a symposium featuring Dr. Atul Gawande, organized by the New Jewish Home.