A looming "care gap" will make it difficult to deploy a highly trained and competent workforce to provide long-term services and supports to a growing older population, says Robyn Stone. Stone delivered that message during a workshop that was co-sponsored by the Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence at the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
At the Annual Meeting in Dallas, Robyn Stone asked 210 board members from LeadingAge member organizations to consider the impact that 4 trends could have on the organizations they serve. Their response to her presentation gave Stone new hope for the future of aging services.
Santhamma Varghese’s calm spirit helped her earn the 2013 Joan Anne McHugh Nurse Leadership Award, which was presented at October’s LeadingAge Annual Meeting. During an interview with LeadingAge magazine, the clinical nurse manager explained her peaceful approach to serving residents and supporting her care team at Schervier Nursing Care Center in the Bronx. The Center for Applied Research manages the McHugh Award competition.
In this consumer-focused blog, Robyn Stone outlines 3 steps families can take to support the workforce that supports their older relatives. This blog originally appeared on the Huffington Post website.
We all have a lot riding on the personal and home care assistants who keep our home and community-based services (HCBS) programs running. Robyn Stone finds it inconceivable that we’ve invested so few dollars in training and supporting them. She suggests 5 steps LeadingAge members can take to change that.