Video from an Altarum Roundtable on advanced aging, which featured discussion of strategies to improve care for frail elders, is now online. The session was sponsored by Altarum Institute, along with Grantmakers In Aging, Grantmakers In Health, LeadingAge, National Alliance for Caregiving, National Coalition on Health Care, National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, and OWL – The Voice of Midlife and Older Women. Moderated by Susan Dentzer, the panels featured national leaders, policymakers, program organizers, and strategists. U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson kicked off a session that included staff from the office of U.S. Senator Mark Warner, with whom Isakson has introduced The Care Planning Act of 2013. Other panelists included Shannon Brownlee, Jennie Chin Hansen, Joe Antos, John Rother, Mimi Toomey, John Feather and Suzanne Burke. The ideas and insights shared by panelists sparked an intriguing Q&A session, and the program offered a step toward galvanizing essential conversations for improving care for frail elders.
Key words: aged, aging, frail elders, Altarum Institute, Joanne Lynn, Care Planning Act 2013