Dec 162016
 
Dr. Joanne Lynn Speaks on the Eldercare Crisis

Politico interviewed Dr. Joanne Lynn to learn how much strain younger Americans face as their elders age, and were surprised to learn that immigration could ease the crisis. The aging of the Baby Boom generation will triple the number of Americans over age 80 — a bulge demographers have seen coming for decades. Yet, American […]

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Jun 202016
 
MediCaring Communities: Getting What We Want and Need in Frail Old Age at an Affordable Cost

MediCaring Communities: Getting What We Want and Need in Frail Old Age at an Affordable Cost Published June, 2016 194 pages, 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm) ISBN-10: 1481266918 List Price $9.95 at Amazon.com Americans want a long life and most of us will get to live into our 80’s and beyond, but we […]

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Jan 252017
 

By Mark Dann and Anne Montgomery Tens of millions of us are going to live well into our 80s and 90s, a remarkable sign of progress and achievement that we can attribute to our public health and medical care systems. But as we age, we grow frailer. And at that point, we need a different, […]

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Jan 102017
 
Finding the Center of Gravity for a Growing Movement

By Anne Montgomery and Josie Kalipeni, Caring Across Generations On November 14, 2016, six days after the election, Altarum Institute’s Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness and Caring Across Generations (CAG) hosted a national forum: America CARES. As participants, we talked broadly about what voters signaled they wanted; what implications the election may have […]

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Dec 062016
 
America CARES: An Emerging Consensus-Based Approach to Moving a Family-Focused Caregiving Agenda Forward

By CECAI and Caring Across Generations Staff Caring for others has become the defining issue of our time, and grows increasingly salient in political campaigns with each passing day. This emerged as the defining theme of a November 14th forum, “America CARES,” which was headlined by Altarum Institute’s Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness […]

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Sep 272016
 

By Elizabeth Blair & Anne Montgomery In September, the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) released a much-anticipated report, Families Caring for an Aging America. The NASEM report very successfully provides a comprehensive review of the evidence on caregiving for older adults and calls for action by the government. Now, we need to […]

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Aug 292016
 

By Joanne Lynn I’m a Boomer baby, eligible for Social Security and Medicare this summer. I’m proud of being part of a nation that has developed these essential programs that support elderly and disabled people. But now that we are rapidly becoming an older society in which many of us will be living for years […]

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Jul 262016
 
Implementing MediCaring Communities

By Joanne Lynn Nearly all Americans want a long life, and many of us will live into our 80’s and beyond. But as a society, we have avoided addressing the challenges of living well in the last years at a cost that our families and taxpayers can sustain. That’s about to change. A new MediCaring […]

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Jul 142016
 

By Anne Montgomery and Daniel Wilson, PHI Too often, personal and home care aides are the least noticed part of the direct care workforce, for these reasons: first, wages are typically low and employment benefits are sparse. Second, few states have established high-quality training programs that provide a solid skills baseline for this essential work […]

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Jul 052016
 
MediCaring Communities Proposal Shows  Substantial Savings in Medicare Costs

Contact: Judith Zimmer [email protected] 212-355-8400 Contact: Ken Schwartz [email protected] 202-772-5062 New York, New York, July 5, 2016—A new financial simulation for a novel model of care, called MediCaring Communities, has shown significant Medicare savings for frail older adults who need both medical care and nonmedical support services. Medicare savings ranged from $269-$537 dollars per person […]

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Jun 282016
 

Geriatricians, as well as the  frail, sick, and disabled elders for whom they care, are at serious risk under the proposed implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). To read Joanne Lynn’s comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Merit-Based Incentive Payments and Alternative Payment Models under MACRA, click here.

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