Constituent Group Blog

posted Tue, 2018-01-09 16:08
The slow progression of vision loss means changes are incremental, only changing slightly, and leading to difficulty admitting to and asking for assistance. Many individuals try to pass, pretending to participate yet avoiding situations that would force them to admit their visual difficulty.
posted Tue, 2018-01-09 13:47
Family caregivers are the backbone of services in this country. The nation relies on their contributions and we should identify ways to offer them support.
posted Wed, 2017-12-27 14:49
In other words, one in five boomers will not have adult children to help them when independent living becomes difficult or impossible.  I call these childless boomers – whether married or single – the “Solo Agers.” A slightly different group is the “Elder Orphans” – those with no spouse or significa
posted Mon, 2017-12-11 19:32
At the state level, many legacy Medicaid IT systems are old, with limited options for advanced care coordination. The dependence of many AAAs on these legacy systems makes it unlikely that most will be able to innovate to their maximum capacity unless and until they develop a business model to addre
posted Tue, 2017-10-24 15:36
Leadership Institute participants are taught how to lead multicultural, inclusive teams of professionals, work across silos and around barriers, and give their careers a boost by acquiring mentors, coordinating projects and expanding their professional networks
posted Thu, 2017-09-14 13:09
Seniors are among the populations most susceptible to the negative impacts of disease-related malnutrition. In fact, the elderly account for the majority of malnutrition cases in US.
posted Wed, 2017-08-09 15:38
Understanding another culture requires deep listening, and arguing and deep listening don’t go well together. So I listen, and ask probing questions, and seek to understand rather than convince. This is neither fun nor satisfying. So why do I keep doing it?
posted Wed, 2017-08-09 15:35
From a law and policy perspective, there are many similarities between the challenges facing LGBTQ youth and those facing LGBTQ older adults, partially because all youth and older adults can experience biased treatment in society.
posted Mon, 2017-06-05 17:30
In a society where transgender identities are still heavily stigmatized, losing family members, being threatened in a traditional place of acceptance and being denied access to a social venue can all be life-altering losses for a transgender elder.
posted Mon, 2017-06-05 17:30
Unfortunately, shameful stories of discrimination and abuse of LGBT elders are too common. Fearing how they may be treated, many LGBT elders needing long-term care and services have felt the need to deny who they are.