On a recent cross-country trek, Robyn Stone discovered that finding and working with a range of new partners can actually be a lot of fun.
HIE: A Promising Strategy for Helping Senior Housing Residents Stay Out of the Hospital
Many technology solutions are designed to foster aging in community by making it easier for older adults to take their medications without assistance, manage their chronic conditions, avoid falls, and reduce isolation. I appreciate the value of these technologies to help older adults remain in their homes and communities. However, ...
Keeping it Real at the Institute of Medicine
The Board on Health Sciences Policy at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has 18 members, including 9 physicians, 6 PhDs, and 2 attorneys. Most of the members work in academia, serving as professors and researchers in such areas as bioethics, biomedical science, emergency medicine, nursing, health policy, law, and ethics. The group ...
Labor Day: Celebrating Workers by Helping Them Succeed
We all succeed when we all succeed.This adage from Labor Secretary Tom Perez found a fitting place this summer on the Labor Day 2015 website hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor. It belongs there. Ensuring the success of the people who work for us really should be a central focus of every Labor Day celebration. After all, we’re ...
Balancing the Not-for-Profit Difference with For-Profit Smarts
We spend a good deal of time at LeadingAge talking about the not-for-profit difference -- that sense of mission, compassion and social accountability that is so deeply ingrained in our member organizations and sets them apart from their for-profit colleagues. I believe strongly in the not-for-profit difference. It’s what ...
6 Things to Consider When Rehabbing an Affordable Senior Housing Property
What do you do with a 45-year-old high-rise building that houses 300 low-income older adults but is falling apart at the seams? If you are the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), you ask creative young people to come up with innovative plans to revitalize the building and improve the lives of the people living ...