July 2017

posted 07.27.2017
Managing LTSS Services to Help Seniors Age in Place By Amy Herr Introduction The ongoing repeal and replace debate has brought to light something that most Americans are not aware of—the fact that nursing home and other long term services and supports are financed almost entirely by the Medicaid…
posted 07.13.2017
By Alison Biggar The July–August issue of Aging Today has an enlightening “In Focus” section that brings mental health issues in the aging cohort out of the shadows. The section includes an article by Weill Cornell Medicine Psychiatry Professor Jo Anne Sirey who writes about the pervasive stigma…
posted 07.12.2017
Are Extended-Stay Hotels a Housing Model for Aging in Place? By Terri Lewinson Gary is a 64-year-old husband and father of five adult children. He temporarily relocated to Atlanta from Virginia so that his wife Paula, a homemaker, could provide caregiving for her mother. Two years into their stay…
posted 07.12.2017
Millennials are known for seeking employment where they can “do well while doing good.” Amanda Cavaleri, age 28, founder of Connect The Ages, wants to capitalize on that tendency by encouraging members of her generation to work in the field of aging. “They want to take their passion and talent and…
posted 07.10.2017
By Kim Callinan and Kimberly Taccini The United States is facing an end-of-life crisis. Our health system ignores people’s values and priorities, and prescribes treatments that rob people of the quality of life they want and deserve. While the overwhelming majority of people say they want to die at…
posted 07.10.2017
Editor’s note: ASA President and CEO Bob Stein represents ASA in the Reframing Aging work advanced by the Leaders of Aging Organizations (LAO), also serving as an advisor to the Re­framing Elder Abuse parallel research project conducted by the Administration for Community Living (and begun at the…
posted 07.06.2017
ASA’s board chair Bob Blancato will present a symposium at the upcoming International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) 21st World Congress, which takes place July 23-27 in San Francisco. The American Society on Aging is a co-host for this event. Blancato’s symposium will address the…