May 2016

posted 05.25.2016
By Peter Whitehouse The greatest challenge to elders is not ageism, it is dysfunction in our political, ecological and economic systems. The deterioration of our democratic processes, the crisis of climate change and the injustice of income disparities reflect broad organizational and cultural…
posted 05.25.2016
By Daniel Callahan While there are many candidates for America’s list of core historical values, scientific progress would be near the top of all lists. It is the closest thing we have to a secular religion—a creed that says life can and should always get better. There is no end of possibilities…
posted 05.10.2016
By Steven L. Dawson and Christopher A. Langston Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” With this quote from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe emblazoned above its imprint, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2008 published the groundbreaking Retooling for an Aging…
posted 05.10.2016
By Jessica Nagro and Michèle J. Saunders The Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) is a group of thirty-one national organizations, joined together to address the immediate and future workforce crisis in caring for an aging America (see below for a roster of EWA members). The Institute of Medicine (…
posted 05.04.2016
By Abby Marquand and Amy York The caregiving workforce has been described as the “critical link in the availability and quality of services” for our nation’s elders (U.S. Senate Commission on Long-Term Care, 2013). We know that the demand for health and longterm-care services will expand…