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Occupy Health Street: Health Care's Top 1% (the Chronically Costly)

By | on 16, May 2012 |   Geriatric Care Management Senior Demographics Elderly Care Care Coordination Care Coordination Home Care Technology

We heard a lot on the news about "Occupy Wall Street," a group who contend that the top 1% of wealthy people have too much money and power and how that's unfair.  I'm not a politics guy, but thought t[...]

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Making Technology Simple for Seniors

By | on 20, Sep 2011 |   Senior Demographics Private Duty Agency Software thought leadership Aging in Place Technology Home Healthcare Delivery Management Home Therapy Physical Therapy software telehealth telehealth

Pointer Ware caught my eye as a terrific bridge to connect seniors with technology, and I thought I would share it along with a few comments about why this type of technology is so important.  Take a [...]

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Elder Care Best Practice? or Lesson Learned from China

By | on 09, Mar 2011 |   Senior Demographics Elderly Care

I grew up in my career at GE where we had lots of "GEisms".  One was that we often looked to identify "best practices" and "lessons learned".  A best practice was, as it's name implies, something that[...]

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Top Reasons Home Care Workers should take Clients for a Walk today

By | on 25, Feb 2011 |   Senior Demographics Elderly Care

This week I've been volunteering at an orphanage in Ecuador and although I've been working with infants, toddlers and disabled children up through their teens I've been thinking a lot about caregiving[...]

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Laurie Orlov's Aging in Place 2010 Recap provides Home Care Insight

By | on 29, Dec 2011 |   Senior Demographics Home Care Industry Elderly Care Home Care Best Practices Aging in Place Technology Home Care Technology

How did you spend you holiday vacation?  Aging in Place expert Laurie Orlov clearly spent hers thinking about what happened in 2010 and what is likely to happen in 2011 in the arena of aging in place.[...]

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Scientists Acknowledge the Need for Home Health Care

By | on 13, Dec 2010 |   Senior Demographics Home Care Industry Health Care Reform thought leadership Home Care Technology

With the population aging and the ability to treat more diseases, the world is waking up to the fact that health care delivery will need to change.  A lot of what we hear in the news is motivated by p[...]

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How Much Do Home Care, Assisted Living, & Nursing Home Care Cost?

By | on 27, Oct 2010 |   Senior Demographics Home Care Industry Elderly Care Aging in Place Technology

An updated study published by MetLife shares the 2010 costs for various elder care options.  Here's the bottom line:

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Independent Living Assessment for Seniors, Families & Home Care

By | on 05, Oct 2010 |   Recommended Reading Senior Demographics Home Care Best Practices thought leadership transitional care Aging in Place Technology Home Healthcare Delivery Management Home Care Technology Will Hicklen

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Ankota Guest Blogger Sherri Dorfman discusses the Silver Tsunami

By | on 29, Sep 2010 |   Senior Demographics Home Care Industry Elderly Care Health Care Reform Aging in Place Technology

One of the people who helped to organize last weeks session on the Silver Tsunami was Sherri Dorfman, from Stepping Stone Partners.  She shared with me some great insights from her blog and I share th[...]

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Is Home Care ready for the Silver Tsunami?

By | on 15, Sep 2010 |   Senior Demographics Home Care Industry Elderly Care Aging in Place Technology Home Care Technology Announcements NAHC

There are some amazing elder population statistics that Home Care needs to take notice of, one of which is that there are 78 million baby boomers who will reach age 65 starting next year at a rate of [...]

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