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Call9: Disrupting Emergency Medicine and Palliative Care in Skilled Nursing


Call9 delivers technology enabled emergency care to the bedside of residences in nursing homes within minutes of receiving the call. Call9 also provides nursing home based palliative care that honors the priorities older adults throughout their lifetimes. The person centric care model has resulted in exponential healthcare savings for each nursing home that Call9 serves.

Community Aging in Place: An Interview with Sarah Szanton


Providers in the United States are historically poised to design better care and support models that meet the needs of the older population and shorten the gap between life expectancy and healthy life expectancy. Merging social support, housing, and healthcare, as demonstrated by Community Aging in Place—Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) is one such model.

Partners in Care: An interview with June Simmons


Partners in Care collaborates with providers to build interventions that merge social supports with healthcare delivery. In this interview, founder June Simmons shares how Partners in Care designs tools for chronic disease self management and preventative lifestyle choices that keep people healthier and out of the cycle of emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Partners in…

Emi Kiyota: Building Socially Integrated and Sustainable Communities


Ibasho founder, Emi Kiyota, and her team created community hubs or cafés as a form of resilience after natural disasters in Japan, the Philippines, and Nepal. The cafés are designed, built, and operated solely by local community members. The activities of the cafés provide the opportunity for social inclusion and intergenerational connections. In this interview, Emi Kiyota describes…

Alzheimer’s Caregiving: MedicAlert NYC Wanderer’s Safety Program and CaringKind


More than sixty percent of those with dementia will wander. As a result of their cognitive challenges, many will become lost and be unable to ask for help or negotiate their way through traffic and other potentially dangerous situations. The MedicAlert® NYC Wanderer’s Safety Program is designed to locate missing people who are living with…

Coordinated Care for Veterans: An interview with James J. Peters Medical Center


The United States Veterans Health Administration operates one of the largest healthcare systems in the world, with one hundred and fifty two hospitals, eight hundred community clinics, one hundred and twenty six nursing homes, and thirty five domiciliaries. In this interview, Medical Center Director Erik Langhoff, MD, PhD, and Andrea Laurio, Registered Nurse, describe the…

Age in Everything: An interview with Lindsay Goldman, Age-Friendly NYC


Urbanization and the dramatic growth of the older population have driven the age friendly city movement. Fueled by the World Health Organization, cities around the world are maintaining an ‘age in everything’ focus in city policy, planning, and design to create environments that are inclusive and engaging for those of all ages. In this interview,…

CaringKind: The Art of Alzheimer’s Caregiving


In this interview Jed Levine, Executive Vice President and Director of Programs and Services at CaringKind, describes the importance of providing support, training, and education for those living with dementia, their caregivers, and clinicians. He also stresses the importance of person centered palliative care that is designed to serve the preferences, rhythms, and needs of…

Living with Dementia: An interview with Brian LeBlanc


Brian LeBlanc is living with dementia. He dedicates his time to improving the way individuals living with dementia are viewed and treated in their communities and in national policy. In this interview Mr. LeBlanc describes his life living with dementia and his educational and outreach activities.

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