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Imagine: the Future of Aging

by Published On: Apr 29, 2011

The way we care for seniors today cannot scale to meet the looming age wave, and before long we’ll face a fullblown national crisis. We have an obligation to our parents — indeed to the next generation of seniors — to ensure they get the best possible care and that they receive it in a place they want to call home. 

What we need is a national strategic plan — one that brings together leaders from industry, government, health care, research, and consumer advocacy — to prepare for the aging of our population.

New technology solutions offer great promise to improve quality of care while reducing health care costs. Technology already has transformed our lives — from email to MP3s and from online shopping to cell phones. It is time now for technology to transform the experience of aging. 

Fortunately, exciting new technologies coming in the next 5-10 years offer the potential to dramatically improve the quality of care we can provide. We can and must make it happen through vision, leadership, and national commitment to prepare for the demographic and economic changes that will inevitably transform our swiftly aging planet.

Imagine: the Future of Aging

This first video will give you a glimpse, through the eyes of one family, of what the future of aging could look like with help from developing technologies that are possible, practical, and affordable.



Transforming an Aging Nation

In this second video, you’ll hear industry experts describe how these technologies can potentially improve health care, preserve independence and ensure quality of life for seniors.


Video Introductory Guide

This introductory video discussion guide, designed specifically for aging services providers, describes the technologies shown in the video and offers suggestions of ways to use this powerful media tool.

Copyright 2006 LeadingAge, all rights reserved. This work is for personal use only and cannot be reproduced, broadcast or presented to an audience without the prior written permission of LeadingAge.

Thanks

The generous support of the following donors, sponsors and members is gratefully acknowledged

  • Intel Corporation
  • Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
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Additional funding by

  • DIAKON LUTHERAN SOCIAL MINISTRIES
  • BRIGGS CORPORATION

With additional support by

  • ACTS RETIREMENT-LIFE COMMUNITIES, INC.
  • AMERICAN BAPTIST HOMES OF THE WEST
  • ERICKSON RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES
  • EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY
  • FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF HOMES FOR THE AGING
  • FRONT PORCH
  • THE HEBREW HOME FOR THE AGED AT RIVERDALE
  • LUTHERAN HOMES OF MICHIGAN
  • MASONICARE
  • METROPOLITAN JEWISH HEALTH SYSTEM
  • MINNESOTA HEALTH & HOUSING ALLIANCE
  • OTTERBEIN HOMES
  • PACIFIC RETIREMENT SERVICES
  • PRESBYTERIAN VILLAGES OF MICHIGAN
  • SEARS METHODIST RETIREMENT SERVICES

Special thanks to

  • MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION FUND
 



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