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October 2013

Monthly Archive (Leadership in Aging)

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By Alison Biggar November 2013 marks National Family Caregivers Month, the brainchild of the National Family Caregivers Association. It began in 1997 as a week of acknowledgement during Thanksgiving, but has now evolved into a month-long celebration of family caregivers. Caregiving was studied... Read More
Every year at AiA, we strive to build on our success, sharpen our content and find new ways to bring the best and brightest ideas to YOU and the over 3,000 other professionals in the field of aging who attend the Aging in America Conference. This year is no exception. So, when you register for #... Read More
By Henry Moss Caregiver burden is emotional and subjective. We try to measure it by looking at rates of depression and anxiety disorders in the caregiver population, and at the seriousness of these disorders. We know the highest rates of emotional burden and the deepest levels of depression are... Read More
2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the American Society on Aging. Originally the Western Gerontological Society, ASA has been providing top quality education and training, leadership development, and networking opportunities for professionals in the field of aging since 1954. We’ve been... Read More
By William Benson and Robert Blancato The Long Term Care Commission, created by Congress in January 2013 to replace the CLASS Act and allocated only six months in which to work, recently released its findings in a Report to the Congress. In the 138 pages of the report, the Commission detailed its... Read More
By Robert Rosenblatt Chained CPI in Lay Terms The AARP website has a simple explanation of Chained CPI (Consumer Price Index): It is a way of measuring living costs by assuming that when prices for one thing go up, people sometimes settle for cheaper substitutes (i.e., if the cost of beef... Read More
Individuals enrolled in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs— dual eligibles—have the most complex needs of participants in both programs, and yet often receive fragmented care. These two programs finance distinct health and long-term services and supports, operate under different... Read More
By Robert Applebaum and Cassandra Koehn Founded in 1881, the Eastman Kodak Company was not only profitable, it was very much a part of American culture—even having its own “branded” song (the 1975 hit, “The Times of Your Life”), which was piped... Read More
By Richard Browdie The goal is a virtuous one: all care the “system” provides for a person with ongoing needs for support and medical intervention should be coordinated. Virtually everyone involved in providing any kind of care—clinical and administrative... Read More
By MaryAnne Lindeblad Washington was one of fifteen states that in April 2011 received a $1 million grant to support the development of a care management program for individuals enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid. The second of that group of states to win approval of... Read More

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