Aging Better in Community
Our system is cracked and broken.
Let's transform it.
We can begin by:
unsafe, unkind, and unsustainable ways we institutionalize older adults needing care
about proven approaches that provide higher quality care at lower cost - instead of throwing good money after bad
with normalcy, human scale, and connectivity in mind
into communities, cities, and society - instead of isolating and ghettoizing them in compounds and facilities
older adults constructively
, for what they can be and do - instead of labeling them based on their limitations, treating them as disposable, and perpetuating ageism
to have purpose and to experience life-long learning
together to advocate
for pansystemic change that benefits older adults, their families and care partners, our society, and potentially ourselves
The devastation wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic has given us a
to transform the way we house and care for older adults.
Let's use this opportunity to
end the warehousing of older adults in "death pits."
And let's create a future where all older adults - regardless of limitations such as frailty or dementia - are respected, given opportunities to grow and contribute, and fully embedded in community.
The system needs more than tinkering or paint.
We need a new,
- one that is more
trustworthy, accountable, equitable, humane, cost-effective, integrated, and resilient
Read my latest
-- on how the small household approach to long-term care is safer, kinder, and more sustainable.
Check out my latest blog post -- on how
is costing us.
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