Entries by Editorial Staff

2017 Runner Up: Minnesota’s Return to Community Initiative (RTCI)

Submitted by: Loren Colman and Krista Boston, MinnesotaHelp Network By 2025, the cost of nursing home and continued care retirement facilities is projected to rise in the United States to $260 billion. Long-term residents account for the largest number of nursing home days and concomitant costs. Private paying residents face large out of pocket expense; […]

2017 Special Recognition: Boston Medical Center Elders Living at Home Program

Submitted by: Eileen O’Brien and Samantha Morton   Aging Right in the Community, a joint program of Boston Medical Center’s Elder’s Living at Home Program and MLPB (formerly Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston), works to prevent homelessness among Greater Boston’s most at-risk older residents. A recent Boston census estimated that 2,400 homeless individuals were over 51 […]

2017 Special Recognition: Wisconsin Coalition for Collaborative Excellence in Assisted Living

Submitted by: Kevin Coughlin Assisted living communities (ALCs) have emerged as important components of long-term care. In some states, there are now more beds in ALCs than in nursing homes. In Wisconsin alone, there are 3,679 licensed facilities. The sheer size of the ALC market has taxed the capacity of state regulators. The Wisconsin Coalition […]

2017 Better Government Competition Awards Gala

Please join Pioneer Institute at an awards gala recognizing the winner and finalists of the 26th annual Better Government Competition. The 2017 contest sought proposals to ensure a better future for aging citizens. The Keynote Address will be delivered by Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D., Founder and Director of the MIT AgeLab. When Monday, June 19, […]

Improving Access To Health Systems Available To Older Patients

Guest post by Alex Carlin As more Americans age in place, policymakers face a number of challenges in ensuring adequate healthcare access for older adults. A central concern is the growing divide between the services available to elders living in urban settings and those in rural communities. In less densely populated areas, which often have […]

Family Caregiving & the Promise of Technology

Guest post by Ben Margolin When older Americans require around-the-clock care, yet want to remain in their homes, their families often end up as caregivers. There are significant financial barriers to ensuring that older adults adhere to their medication schedule and have access to the right doctors and specialists, all while feeling safe in their […]

Announcing Pioneer Institute’s 2017 Better Government Competition Topic: “Aging in America”

Each year, the Competition focuses on one of the country’s biggest challenges. For 2017, Pioneer Institute seeks novel ideas to establish effective care and sustainable support systems for the elderly, and to better leverage the social capital of our aging population. We aim to identify and promote those ideas which can ensure a better future […]