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; […]
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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 […]
Submitted by: Rachel Goor and Noelle Marcus On any given night, more than 50 million bedrooms sit empty across the country. Many of these spare rooms belong to those aged 55+ who hope to stay in their homes and communities, but struggle with social isolation, daily maintenance, and declining incomes. At the same time, millions […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Guest post by Mariella Rutigliano Many Americans struggle to pay for housing — and the reality today is that a significant number of those who will retire over the next decade will struggle financially to stay in their own homes. According to a 2014 report released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard […]
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 […]
For the 2017 Better Government Competition, Pioneer seeks ideas on how to ensure a better future for aging citizens in Massachusetts and throughout the country by providing more effective and sustainable support systems for older citizens, and leveraging their social capital.
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 […]