New PBS segment on tech start ups catering to baby boomers and seniors and how AARP tracks them down. Handbook of Geriatric Care Management 4th edition will feature a updated chapter on technology by Dr. David Lindeman, of UC Berkeley’s Center for Aging and Technology .Look for the new edition in the Fall and watch this so timely PBS segment on new gero-tech.
PBS series Taking Care – PBS News Hour Series on Long-Term Care in America on caregiving features excellent first segment segment on mothers and daughters showing why the Whole Family Approach is so important in aging. The series is sponsered by the SCAN Foundation a-profit public charity devoted to transforming health care for seniors in ways that encourage independence and preserve dignity.
USC’s aging program had a tee shirt- ” Aging is everybody’s business”. So is long-term care and preparing for it. However, we have a huge problem. A national poll on long term care funded by the SCAN Foundation found out that there are widespread misperceptions of the cost of long-term care, with most Americans underestimating the cost of nursing home care and overestimating what Medicare will cover. Scan is an aging foundation dedicated to aging and long term care. Find out more from SCAN