After 2 years of intensive planning, the LeadingAge LTSS Center @ UMass Boston has taken its place on the national research stage.
What We Can Learn from Taiwan about Caring for Older People
Imagine how exciting it would be to design a whole new system of care for older adults—entirely from scratch. You’d be working with a clean slate, unencumbered by the temptation to retain old ways of operating, simply because “we’ve always done it this way.” You could look critically at existing systems with an eye toward ...
What Computer Geeks Taught Me About the Future of Aging
Sometime in the near future, our nation may not have enough qualified workers to serve every older American who needs services and supports.That’s more than a little scary, especially for baby boomers who are turning 65 at the rate of about 10,000 a day.I’m one of those baby boomers. But I’m not scared anymore. And I have ...
The Downside of Longevity
Medical science deserves hearty congratulations for extending the lifespan of Americans to 80 years and beyond. This is truly an impressive feat, considering that most babies born in 1900 did not live past the age of 50. But there’s a problem: When Americans do reach the end of our lives, that same medical establishment finds ...
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.
2 Ways to Take Culture Change to the Next Level
When Hurricane Katrina devastated the southern United States in 2005, it didn’t spare the Gulfport, MS, campus of the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH). The storm surge destroyed the first floor of the retirement community, which primarily serves retired military personnel. The damage was so significant that the building’s ...