Robyn Stone reflects on her 12-month tenure as a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Mental Health Workforce for Geriatric Populations. Stone hopes the committee's July 2012 report will serve as a wake-up call for consumers, policy makers, mental health professionals, and providers of long-term services and supports.
A growing number of people in the finance, housing and aging fields – including Robyn Stone – are beginning to think that providers of long-term services and supports might be able to salvage something good from the foreclosure crisis through a little creative thinking and a lot of collaboration.
Robyn Stone just returned from Italy with a renewed appreciation for how livable communities could help providers of aging services support the older adults who live within and outside their care settings.
Register today for 3 sessions that the Center for Applied Research will present at the 2012 LeadingAge Annual Meeting on Oct. 21-24 in Denver. These sessions will focus on person-centered care, service enriched housing and the mental health and substance abuse workforce.
Aging in place isn’t as easy as it sounds. But Robyn Stone is confident that a new Center for Housing Plus Services at LeadingAge will change that. This blog originally was published by the Huffington Post.