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Lifelong Living and Learning: An interview with Lasell Village


Lasell Village is a senior living community in Newton, Massachusetts that shares the campus with Lasell College. This unique interface enables residents to participate in college classes and build meaningful intergenerational relationships. In this interview, Lasell Village president and Lasell College vice president, Anne Doyle describes the lifelong learning activities and multigenerational connections that are…

Disrupting Emergency Medicine: An interview with DispatchHealth


Colorado based DispatchHealth is redefining emergency medical care by delivering fully integrated quality care in the home, work, and senior living community settings. In the first six months of 2016, DispatchHealth cared for 478 people; sixty seven percent were with individuals sixty five and older. The health care cost savings from those visits is estimated…

Dementia Beyond Disease: An interview with Allen Power


Dr. Allen Power is an Eden Alternative certified geriatrician who advocates for person centered methods of care and communication that create wellbeing for those living with dementia. He has authored the books Dementia Beyond Disease and Dementia Beyond Drugs. His pioneering efforts have taught many care partners how to interpret the unmet needs of someone…

Hospital at Home: An interview with Bruce Leff


Health systems are seeking methods to provide care in the home setting in an effort to lower costs and improve health outcomes. This is especially effective when such care keeps patients out of the hospital. In this interview, Dr. Bruce Leff describes the  Hospital at Home program that provides hospital level care in the home.

Redefining Dementia: An interview with the Dementia Action Alliance


In this interview Jackie and Lon Pinkowitz and Karen Love discuss the mission and activities of the Dementia Action Alliance. The Alliance challenges the stigma of dementia by hosting conversational meetings for those living with dementia and community members. The Alliance maintains a strong advocacy voice for person centered support of those living with dementia…

Stay Young Navigators: Focus Group Study

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In 2015, ACCESS Health Singapore partnered with Alexandra Health System piloted the Stay Young Navigator program in the north of Singapore to train active seniors to help their peers manage chronic conditions by serving as liaisons for health services, community resources, and financial assistance programs. This focus group study was designed to explore the experiences and…

Dementia and Farm Life: An interview with Gerke de Boer and Annie Herder


In this interview Gerke de Boer and Annie Herder describe Cornelia Hoeve, which is an old farm house that is now home to twelve people living with dementia. The philosophy of Cornelia Hoeve is centered on stimulation, wellbeing, personal freedom, and the unique qualities of each patient. Cornelie Hoeve is designed to make life pleasant for…

Palliative Care Everywhere: An interview with Diane E. Meier


With a growing population of older individuals, the need for palliative care has never been more pronounced. The Center to Advance Palliative Care successfully led the call to provide palliative care in hospital settings. Today, the Center is focused on making palliative care available in the home and community. In this interview, the Director of…

Quality Assurance: An interview with Erin Giovannetti and Michael Barr


The Patient Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that is comprehensive, patient centered, coordinated, and accessible. Patient Centered Medical Home staff works as a coordinated team that integrates health information to produce better health outcomes at a lower cost than traditional care. Medical Home practices prioritize continued efficiency and quality improvement. In…

Elder Care in the Netherlands: Interview Compilation


As part of its studies of good practice in elder care, ACCESS Health visited the Netherlands to learn about the Dutch healthcare system and to speak with representatives at a few internationally recognized elder care groups. The attached document includes those interviews.

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