Government agencies and nonprofit organizations are key players in helping city-dwelling elders age in community. But they can’t do it alone, writes Robyn Stone. That’s where 7-Eleven comes in.
3 Ways You Can Help Develop the Next Generation of LTSS Leaders
A laundry list of challenges -- and a seemingly endless litany of expectations -- will face leaders in the field of long-term services and supports (LTSS) over the next decade.On the one hand, we’ll expect those leaders to manage a care delivery system for more older people who face more complicated health, functional, financial ...
The Immigrant Workforce: It’s (Still) Not about Warm Bodies
It’s not just about “warm bodies.” My colleagues are getting a little tired of hearing me use this refrain every time they ask panicked questions about the workforce crisis in the field of long-term services and supports. Yes, we will need many more direct care workers in a variety of care settings to provide ...
Robyn Stone: How to Shift from an “Accidental” to a “Valued” Workforce
Many people enter the field of long-term care “accidentally,” writes Dr. Robyn Stone in a new book from the Russell-Sage Foundation that explores
Wake-Up Call from the IOM: We’re Not Ready to Meet Geriatric Mental Health Needs
I’ve spent the last year working with a very distinguished group of geriatricians and behavioral health experts to gauge the older population’s need for mental health services and substance abuse treatment, and to assess our nation’s capacity to meet that need. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) convened ...