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November 2013

Monthly Archive (Leadership in Aging)

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The best ideas often start with a question. Why do we do this instead of that? What can we do better? How did you come to that conclusion? Asking questions of ourselves, our leaders and each other can inspire new approaches to solving problems. The American Society on Aging has been bringing... Read More
By Steve Weisman On Wednesday, March 12th at 1:15 p.m., I will be presenting a poster session on “Senior Citizens, Scams and Identity Theft; The Hidden Threat” at the 2014 Aging in America Conference*. Although the elderly only represent 12% of the population, they account for 30% of... Read More
By Elizabeth F. Fideler Why a conference roundtable on older men and women working past conventional retirement age? Although most ASA members concentrate on seniors with health-related and other problems, seniors who are able to and want to keep working deserve to be recognized, understood, and... Read More
By Karen Love and Jackie Pinkowitz In 2001, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a seminal report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, that described American healthcare as impersonal and fragmented and called for a redesign of the... Read More
By Murna Downs The person-centered approach to care for people with dementia in the United Kingdom was pioneered by Tom Kitwood and his colleague Kathleen Bredin in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The tagline for the movement was “The Person Comes First.” They... Read More
By Katie Maslow Person-centered care is widely acclaimed both as a means and a goal to improve care and outcomes for people of all ages who have various diseases, conditions, and care needs. A 2001 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Crossing the Quality Chasm,... Read More
By Tina Maschi The aging prison population crisis is gaining international attention as researchers, scholars, journalists, human and civil rights advocates detail the rapidly growing numbers of older adults in prison and the high human and economic costs of warehousing older adults in prison,... Read More
By Eric Carlson Say you have just been elected to Congress, and find yourself sitting on the committee that considers healthcare bills. First up is a nursing home bill that would require nursing homes to make reasonable accommodations for a resident’s preferences, and allow family... Read More

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