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Person Directed Dementia Living: An interview with Beatitudes Campus


Beatitudes Campus is a life plan community based in Phoenix Arizona. They are recognized for their extensive research of person directed dementia care. The model they designed, Comfort Matters, eliminated¬†all incidences of sundowning, greatly reduced usage of antipsychotic medications, decreased hospitalizations, increased staff satisfaction, decreased staff turnover, and increased family involvement. In this interview, Tena…

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…

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…

Delivering the Right Care: An interview with Kristofer Smith


In this interview Dr. Kristofer Smith, describes the house calls program that was developed at Northwell Health Solutions in Long Island New York. The program serves as one of the Independence at Home project sites for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The demonstration has yielded outcomes of more access to medical care, better…

Supporting the Caregiver: An Interview with Mary Mittelman


In this interview, Mary Mittelman discusses the NYU Caregiver Intervention. The intervention is a program that supports families and informal caregivers who are caring for someone living with dementia. Caregivers who participate in the program reported feeling more supported and experienced fewer symptoms of depression. They were also able to keep their family member at…

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