Aging and Long Term Care Resources

 

 
 

Interviews on Aging

 

New Business Opportunities on the Old Age Frontier


Katie Boyer, co-founder and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Inventive Health Solutions, and Greg Corpier, co-founder and Vice President of Technology Solutions,  discuss a New York Times article titled, "In a Greying Population Business Opportunity". The new business of old age involves technology and services that promote wellness and mobility.
 
 
 

An Independent Living Development in Kansas City


A Kansas City, Missouri, project is now underway to build senior housing for assisted living, memory impaired residents, and seniors living independently. It’s called the Rockhill Greens Redevelopment Plan and two developers explain the project.
 
 
 

Aging and Access to Services in Greater Kansas City


Brent Never of the University of Missouri Kansas City discusses his study of how aging individuals in Greater Kansas City are able to access the services they need to remain independent. (January 7, 2011)
 
 


Clay County Senior Services Grant to KC4 Aging in Community


Tina Uridge, executive director of Clay County Senior Services, and Charlies Hughes, vice chair of the board, discuss their $15,000 grant to the Center's KC4 Aging in Community Initiative to provide educational programs to civic and community leaders about the impact of our aging society. (Nov. 12, 2010)
 
 
 

The Challenges of Caregiving


Sandy Silva, Center for Practical Bioethics, and Lynn Polk, manager of the Family Caregiving Program at American Red Cross, Kansas City Chapter, discuss the challenges of caregiving. Since most of us at some point will become a caregiver, they emphasize the importance of not waiting until a crisis to have conversations within your family and listen carefully to what your older adult would want and to gather information to be ready at the time.
 
 
 

Working with the Aging Workforce


Steven Joiner, who headed the Workforce pillar of the KC4 Aging in Community initiative at the Center, discusses what what an aging community means for employers and employees. He emphasizes the need to shift our focus from the burden to the assets of aging.
 
 
 

The Home of the Future for Aging Americans


The home of the future is one that will accommodate our rapidly rising numbers of older Americans. Michael Dodd, Founder and President of Lifewise Renovations, and Deborah Hartzler, Occupational Therapist, discuss the origins and philosophy of their company, Lifewise Renovations, which remodels homes to enable older adults to age in place.
 
 
 

Elderburbia: Aging with a Sense of Place


Phil Stafford, director of the Center on Aging and Community at the Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University, discusses his book Elderburbia: Aging with a Sense of Place. 
 
 
 
 

Mobility and Transportation for our Aging Population


Scott Helm, PhD, of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit leadership at the University of Missouri-Kansas City explains why mobility is more of an issue with our aging population than transportation. (January 9, 2010)
 
 
 

Homes for the Aging: Now and in the Future


How will our aging population affect the homes we have now, and how we build homes in the future? Daniel Serda, PhD Executive Director and CEO of the Kansas City Design Center, discusses these developments. (December 22, 2009)
 
 
 

What the Data Reveal about Aging in Kansas City


John Carney, CEO  of the Center for Practical Bioethics, discusses how Kansas City's aging population will affect all aspects of life (e.g., healthcare, caregiving, housing, shopping, driving) in the region, as well as the opportunities these demographic trends offer. Carney also describes the Center's KC4 Aging in Community program and its plans for building a framework for the metro area to begin to address these challenges. (December 17, 2009)
 
 
 

Tapping into Baby Boomers


Brian Hofland, director of the AARP Foundation Center for Economic Justice, discusses differences between older adults over age 85 and those between 50 and 75, and how the latter group is transforming what it needs to age. He also urges funders to support programs and work opportunities for this group.
 
 
 

Aging in Community with Help at Home


Dawn Herbet, director of older adult initiatives at Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City, Serge Tarion, community handyman, and Heather Aronoff, a beneficiary of the program, discuss Help@Home, a program that provides help with chores and home repair to enable older adults to continue living at home independently for as long as possible. 
 
 
 

Booming Past 65: Aging in Kansas City


A new study projects the number of residents 65 and older in metro Kansas City to double by the year 2030. The impact on housing, transportation and healthcare will be profound. Scott Helm, senior fellow with the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, and John Carney, vice president for aging and end of life at the Center for Practical Bioethics, talk about the implications of the numbers. (June 10, 2009)
 
 
 

Preparing for Tomorrow's Aging America


Phil Stafford and Mia Oberlink discuss the AdvantAGE Initiative, a tool they created to collect and measure communities' performance in four domains of older adult-friendliness and ways communities can use this information to improve. The four domains include basic needs, social engagement, mental and physical health, and independence for the frail and disabled. 
 
 
 

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Aging in Kansas City: The Data


John Carney, CEO  of the Center for Practical Bioethics, discusses how Kansas City's aging population will affect all aspects of life (e.g., healthcare, caregiving, housing, shopping, driving) in the region, as well as the opportunities these demographic trends offer. Carney also describes the Center's KC4 Aging in Community program and its plans for building a framework for the metro area to begin to address these challenges. (December 17, 2009)
 
 
 

Tools to Discuss Advance Care Planning with Aging Clients


An online course sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control is designed to equip professionals at public health departments and aging services networks with the tools to discuss advance care planning with their clients. Lynda Anderson of the CDC explains.(September 23, 2011)
 
 
 

New Business on the Old Age Frontier


Katie Boyer, co-founder and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Inventive Health Solutions, and Greg Corpier, co-founder and Vice President of Technology Solutions,  discuss a New York Times article titled, "In a Greying Population Business Opportunity". The new business of old age involves technology and services that promote wellness and mobility.
 
 
 

Clay County Senior Services Grant to KC4 Aging in Community


Tina Uridge, executive director of Clay County Senior Services, and Charlies Hughes, vice chair of the board, discuss their $15,000 grant to the Center's KC4 Aging in Community Initiative to provide educational programs to civic and community leaders about the impact of our aging society. (Nov. 12, 2010)
 
 
 

The Home of the Future for Aging Americans


The home of the future is one that will accommodate our rapidly rising numbers of older Americans. Michael Dodd, Founder and President of Lifewise Renovations, and Deborah Hartzler, Occupational Therapist, discuss the origins and philosophy of their company, Lifewise Renovations, which remodels homes to enable older adults to age in place.
 
 
 

Community Experience Partnership to Engage Older Adults


Diana Doyle, Director of Community Experience Partnership (CEP), discusses CEP, a project of Atlantic Philanthropies, which engaged older adults in communities across the country to identify a key issue or problem and engage them to solve it. (October 3, 2012)
 
 
 

Aging in Place: A Universal Design Home


The 2011 Greater Kansas City Home Show features a 1,600 square foot home especially designed for aging in place. This is the first time in the 63 year history of the event where a universal design home has been built. Krissy Garrett, home show coordinator, explains the concept is to improve function and access throughout the home. (March 25, 2011)
 
 
 

The Elderly and Public Transportation


By 2015 more than 15.5 million Americans are expected to live in communities where public transportation is poor or nonexistent. Tom Geren, assistant director of transportation at the Mid-America Regional Council, explains what that means and what we should do about it. (August 17, 2011)
 
 
 

Caring for Caregivers at Work


Caring for caregivers at work - employers will face this challenge even more in the years ahead, as employers care for older family members as much as they did raising their own families.How should employers respond? Marcia Hines of Villa Ventura Senior Living and Sandy Silva of the Center for Practical Bioethics discuss this trend and provide information about resources for working adults and their parents. (June 14, 2012)
 
 
 

Aging and Access to Services in Greater Kansas City


Brent Never of the University of Missouri Kansas City discusses his study of how aging individuals in Greater Kansas City are able to access the services they need to remain independent. (January 7, 2011)
 
 
 
 

An Independent Senior Living Development in Kansas City


A Kansas City, Missouri, project is now underway to build senior housing for assisted living, memory impaired residents, and seniors living independently. It’s called the Rockhill Greens Redevelopment Plan and two developers explain the project.
 
 
 
 

Working with a Chronic Disease


We’re living longer, we’re working longer, so how do we strike a balance between the needs of the person with the chronic disease and the needs of the workplace? Sandy Silva, director of the KC4 Aging in Community Initiative at the Center for Practical Bioethics, suggests some answers. (June 2, 2011)
 
 
 
 

Frail Elderly Avoiding Unwanted Hospitalizations


Sandy Silva, JD, a program associate at the Center for Practical Bioethics, talks about a study, which suggests that frail elderly patients in nursing homes who document what medical treatment they want have fewer unwanted trips to the hospital. (October 27, 2011)
 
 
 
 

Rationing Care to Elderly and Terminal Patients


Harvey Tettlebaum, partner with the Husch Blackwell Law Firm, and Sandy Silva, program associate at the Center for Practical Bioethics, address whether rationing care to elderly and terminal patients is ethically or legally appropriate under any circumstances. (Nov. 29, 2011)
 
 
 
 

Aging Impact on Mobility and Transportation


Scott Helm, PhD, of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit leadership at the University of Missouri-Kansas City explains why mobility is more of an issue with our aging population than transportation. (January 9, 2010)
 
 

Booming Over 65: Aging in Kansas City


A new study projects the number of residents 65 and older in metro Kansas City to double by the year 2030. The impact on housing, transportation and healthcare will be profound. Scott Helm, senior fellow with the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, and John Carney, vice president for aging and end of life at the Center for Practical Bioethics, talk about the implications of the numbers. (June 10, 2009)
 
 
 

Homes for the Aging: Now and the Future


How will our aging population affect the homes we have now, and how we build homes in the future? Daniel Serda, PhD Executive Director and CEO of the Kansas City Design Center, discusses these developments. (December 22, 2009)
 
 
 

Chronic Disease and Aging


The overwhelming majority of Americans will die of complications from a chronic disease. At the same time, that overwhelming majority will pay little attention to what that means. John Carney, vice president for aging and end of life at the Center for Practical Bioethics, discusses chronic disease and aging and the scope of issues involved, including changing expectations regarding end of life and need to better understand what works and what doesn't.
 
 
 

Ethics of Chronic Pain Stigma in Geriatric Populations


Why do geriatric populations consistently tend to underreport pain? East Carolina University, Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies Assistant Professor, Daniel Goldberg, PhD, analyzes chronic pain stigma as it relates to the personal identity of the elderly. Goldberg discusses the meaning of pain for these populations and how it precipitates higher mortality rates.  (March 18, 2011)
 
 

Aging in Community with Help at Home

 
Would you like to stay in your home to a good old age? If you do, please learn about this Help at Home Program and similar at-home services available in your community. 
 
 

Caregiving Challenges

 
An estimated 120 million adult Americans (57 percent) are either providing unpaid care to an adult family member or friend or have provided this care in the past. About 22% of the population - approximately 46 million Americans - is providing care to an adult relative or friend. And more than 138 million Americans believe they will need to provide care to someone in the future.
 
 

Working with the Aging Workforce

 
Steven Joiner, head of the Workforce Pillar of the KC4 Aging in Community initiative, discusses why the workforce needs to shift perspective on aging from one of burden to asset. He highlights the need to tap into the talent of an aging workforce.
 
 

Honor and Respect for Aging

 
We are in the midst of a longevity revolution. Rabbi Richard Address, director of Jewish Family Concerns for the Union of Reformed Judaism, discusses Jewish tradition regarding the art of caregiving.
 
 

Preparing for Tomorrow's Aging America

 
Phil Stafford, Director, and Mia Oberlink, Manager,  Center on Aging and Community, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University, discuss the tool they created to collect and measure communities' performance in four domains of older adult-friendliness and ways communities can use this information to improve. The four domains include basic needs, social engagement, mental and physical health, and independence for the frail and disabled (12/17/09)