Ask older people what will help them remain healthy and independent, and they're unlikely to tell you they need a better primary care physician, writes Robyn Stone. Stone's got a pretty good idea what they will tell you.
How Good Data Can Help Low-Income Elderly Age in Community
In January 2011, Surgeon Atul Gawande wrote an article in The New Yorker magazine that helped change the way many of us look at the quality and cost of health care delivery. Gawande’s ...
Let's Stop Building "Memory Care Units"
The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is expected to double by 2030. But that’s no reason to start building more “memory care units.” Instead, it’s time to start thinking outside the box about how we can design and deliver the very best services ...
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 ...