Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 02/12/2021

Aging Policy and the Biden Administration with Howard Gleckman


The pandemic has amplified the flaws of the nation’s long-term care system just as a new Administration takes power in Washington, DC. Urban Institute senior fellow Howard Gleckman will describe the key aging policy challenges facing the Biden Administration and discuss the reforms the White House may propose. Howard Gleckman is a senior fellow at the Urban Institute, where he is affiliated with the Tax Policy Center and the Program on Retirement Policy. He is the author of Caring for Our Parents (St. Martin’s Press) and writes a weekly column on aging issues for Forbes.com. In 2016, Mr. Gleckman was named one of the nation’s top 50 Influencers in Aging by Next Avenue Mr. Gleckman is president of the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington and serves on the National Capital regional governing board for Johns Hopkins Medicine. He previously served as chair of the Board of Trustees of Suburban Hospital (Bethesda, MD)

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12:07:07     From  R Hart   to   All panelists : Good afternoon all, Rita Hart of Driving Moms & Dads non- medical transport serving the DMV   240-223-2418

12:07:19     From  Heidi Garvis : Good day!  Heidi Garvis, CMC, CDCS Caring Considerations Aging Life Care Managers

12:07:36     From  Heidi Garvis : heidi@caringconsiderations.com 571 437 9396

12:08:03     From  Heidi Garvis : Love hearing from Howard!!

12:08:11     From  George Mannes : George Mannes, senior editor, AARP Bulletin gmannes@aarp.org

12:08:46     From  Ellen Pincus : Hi there Ellen Pincus with Cavalier Home Health a 5⭐️Skilled Home Health Agency according to CMS. We also have many several specialty programs 703-477-6252 epincus@cavalierhomehealth.com. We are only in VA

12:09:50     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From George Mannes to Everyone:  12:08 PM

George Mannes, senior editor, AARP Bulletin gmannes@aarp.or

12:09:51     From  Meryl Schaffer : Good afternoon Meryl Schaffer TLC Daily Money Mentor LLC (301) 260-7428(Land line) Meryl@TLCDailyMoneyMentor.com www.TLCDailyMoneyMentor.com  I take away the agony & frustration from those who cannot/will not take care of their day to day financial affairs.

12:09:55     From  Gloria Teasley, Certified LTC Ombudsman   to   All panelists : Hi, Gloria Teasley, Certified Long-Term Care Ombudsman

12:10:03     From  Joan Green : Greetings all! I’m Joan Green- your online tech coach:) Please reach out to me if you’d like to chat about how to leverage the benefits of tech to improve life:) I offer free 15 min phone consults as well as 1:1 online coaching sessions to help you or someone you know overcome barriers to communication & cognition. www.innovativespeech.com

12:10:08     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From R Hart to All Panelists:  12:07 PM

Good afternoon all, Rita Hart of Driving Moms & Dads non- medical transport serving the DMV   240-223-2418

12:10:27     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Cheryl Calvert to All Panelists:  12:06 PM

Cheryl from Chesapeake Bay Aquatics and Physical Therapy We have 5 locations. 443-791-4274. TGIF. wwwcbayaquapt.com

12:10:55     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Catherine Zimmerman to All Panelists:  12:05 PM

Hello, Catherine Zimmerman, RN, BSN, from Home Health Options Group.

12:11:39     From  sandi rosengart : Hi.  Sandi Rosengart from Elder Care Consultants, Aging Life Care Managers; www.eldercc.com; 703-391-1623

12:11:48     From  Paul Nasto   to   All panelists : Paul Nasto - Executive Director - My Home Companion www.myhomecompanions.com  833-286-9466

12:12:06     From  Kitty Janney : Hi! Kitty Janney with Watermark Retirement Communities - The Landing Alexandria opening Early 2022. Leasing Office now open! kjanney@watermarkcommunities.com 703-981-7883

12:12:07     From  Paul Nasto : Paul Nasto - Executive Director - My Home Companion www.myhomecompanions.com  833-286-9466


12:12:15     From  Nick Bryan : Hi everyone.  I'm Nick Bryan, owner of Comfort Keepers Northern Virginia

12:12:28     From  Wendy Zenker : HI all, Wendy Zenker from Arlington Neighborhood Village - a non-profit CBO helping older adults age in place through volunteer provided services and support; and working to reduce social isolation.

12:12:38     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Catherine Campbell to All Panelists:  12:04 PM

Catherine Campbell, St. Mary Development Corporation

12:13:00     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Catherine McCallum to All Panelists:  12:04 PM

Hey guys! Catherine McCallum, LCSW-C; LICSW, Coral Life Strategies, Catherine@corallifestrategies.com

12:13:28     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From alison dinardi to All Panelists:  12:05 PM

Hi Everyone Alison Dinardi here :) Massage therapist to seniors in their homes. email Spiritlove100@hotmail.com phone 301 775 3493. Hopeing to be able to get back to work sometime soon!

12:13:52     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Hello everyone, I am Dorothea Johnson, Associated Professor of Nursing at NOVA :)

12:14:10     From  Mark Asch : Hello All...this is Mark Asch with Right At Home, a licensed homecare agency providing caregivers to assist clients with the non-medical home care at their level of need in Montgomery County,  Prince George's County and parts of Baltimore..Covid positive and non Covid clients.    mark@rightathomemd.net     -  410-292-2405 Direct

12:14:48     From  Louis Tenenbaum : Hi. Louis Tenenbaum from HomesRenewed. Our Coalition is beginning a push for a tax incentive that will encourage people to update their homes pro-actively, reduce falls, caregiving hours needed and stress and misery. Pease join our coalition. https://www.homesrenewedcoalition.com/

12:15:18     From  Mary Beth May : Good Afternoon. TGIF-Would love to connect-

Mary Beth May

Seeking New Position

Senior Living/Aging /Customer-Facing/nonprofit

mbcmay@gmail.com

240-599-6480

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marybethmay/


12:16:43     From  Miki Goerdt   to   All panelists : Hi, I'm Miki Goerdt LCSW. A psychotherapist and an art therapist for older adults and people of color. www.emeraldleafcc.com I also teach at George Mason as an adjunct faculty.

12:16:59     From  George Mannes : Re-sending with full email address: George Mannes, senior editor, AARP Bulletin gmannes@aarp.org

12:17:38     From  Nathalie de Vazeille   to   All panelists : Hello everyone, my name is Nathalie de Vazeille and I am the Director of Marketing & Business Development for StackCare, an innovate passive monitoring system for seniors using infrared motion sensor technology and AI to care for seniors aging in place. Contact me at nathalie@stack.care 941-400-0794. www.stack.care

12:17:40     From  Ada Horsfall Lifematters   to   All panelists : Ada Horsfall (MBA, MHA, MD), Director of Care Management at Lifematters. 301-615-0616 ahorsfall@lifemattersusa.com Lifematters is a home care providing care management, homecare and social engagement concierge services in DC, MD & VA for seniors and adult children. Looking to hire a self-motivated care manager.

12:17:55     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Nathalie de Vazeille to All Panelists:  12:17 PM

Hello everyone, my name is Nathalie de Vazeille and I am the Director of Marketing & Business Development for StackCare, an innovate passive monitoring system for seniors using infrared motion sensor technology and AI to care for seniors aging in place. Contact me at nathalie@stack.care 941-400-0794. www.stack.care

12:18:11     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Miki Goerdt to All Panelists:  12:16 PM

Hi, I'm Miki Goerdt LCSW. A psychotherapist and an art therapist for older adults and people of color. www.emeraldleafcc.com I also teach at George Mason as an adjunct faculty.

12:18:15     From  Catherine McCallum   to   All panelists : Yes, homebound seniors are having a hard time of it…like the Hunger Games, said the County Council President in MoCo

12:19:11     From  Keisha Toussaint Mc Mayo : Keisha Toussaint Mc Mayo Prince George’s county department of social services Family Support Worker II keisha.toussaint@maryland.gov

12:20:47     From  Robert Kramer   to   All panelists : Hello everyone.  Bob Kramer, Founder and Fellow at Nexus Insights, a thought leadership and content dissemination platform in housing and aging services.  www.nexusinsights.net

12:22:13     From  Kelsey Van Dyke : Kelsey Van Dyke, LCSW-C here. Currently a stay-at-home parent of an almost 5 month old.   Formerly worked as a hospice, home care and nursing home social worker. Trying to keep my brain going and stay connected! www.linkedin.com/in/kelsey-van-dyke

12:23:43     From  Maritza Rivera : Great news about family leave including eldercare!

12:24:07     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Robert Kramer to All Panelists:  12:20 PM

Hello everyone.  Bob Kramer, Founder and Fellow at Nexus Insights, a thought leadership and content dissemination platform in housing and aging services.  www.nexusinsights.net

12:24:42     From  Robert Kramer : Hello everyone.  Bob Kramer, Founder & Fellow at Nexus Insights, a thought leadership and content

12:29:50     From  Ravi Bala : Hello all: Ravi Bala, AgeTech Evangelist from Philadelphia. Love the new emerging business models that technology and these new policies will make possible.

12:30:25     From  Laurie Pross : From Laurie Pross .

12:31:41     From  Louis Tenenbaum : Funded LTC should include significant prevention/avoidance funding/requirements to assure lowest costs before govt picks up the bill

12:31:56     From  Jennifer Brown : Hi, Jennifer Brown - Seabury Care Management - Seabury Resources for Aging - 202-364-0020 - jmbrown@seaburyresources.org - Let's connect!

12:32:29     From  Heidi Garvis   to   All panelists : Steve, How do we obtain the recording afterwards?

12:34:13     From  Jean Papaj   to   All panelists : How can we encourage subsidies to raise the base pay for personal and home care givers and provide them with paid time off and benefits.  It is very tough to recruit good people at $11 and raising the rates to clients will only make it less affordable to those who really need it.

12:34:50     From  Morris Klein   to   All panelists : a comment/question- Isn't it unlikely that anyone now in need to long term care will benefit from the government proposals to offer "insurance" for ltc?

12:39:01     From  Catherine McCallum   to   All panelists : Having been an Executive Director of a Village, I completely agree with Howard. It would be a nightmare to comply with the regulations and it would kill the esprit de corps built by Village volunteers. What would be nice is some partnerships, some ability to partner, like ability to hold meetings in buildings/places in public space.

12:40:43     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Catherine McCallum to All Panelists:  12:39 PM

Having been an Executive Director of a Village, I completely agree with Howard. It would be a nightmare to comply with the regulations and it would kill the esprit de corps built by Village volunteers. What would be nice is some partnerships, some ability to partner, like ability to hold meetings in buildings/places in public space.

12:40:54     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Morris Klein to All Panelists:  12:34 PM

a comment/question- Isn't it unlikely that anyone now in need to long term care will benefit from the government proposals to offer "insurance" for ltc?

12:41:08     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Jean Papaj to All Panelists:  12:34 PM

How can we encourage subsidies to raise the base pay for personal and home care givers and provide them with paid time off and benefits.  It is very tough to recruit good people at $11 and raising the rates to clients will only make it less affordable to those who really need it.

12:41:31     From  George Mannes : here’s a relevant article from the AARP Bulletin about nursing home business models: https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/health/info-2020/covid-19-nursing-homes-failing-business-model.html

12:42:00     From  Nancy Piness   to   All panelists : Thank you for this highly informative presentation, Howard and Steve

12:43:02     From  Sharon Canner   to   All panelists : Given the declining census of nursing homes, where have the patients gone? Are we changing the model for caring for these patients?

12:43:56     From  Ravi Bala : @Jean, posted your Q into Q&A

13:02:46     From  Robert Kramer : Issue with Green House model replication is funding the capital costs of building them, not the ongoing operating costs.

13:02:48     From  Rhetta Vinson   to   All panelists : Very informative talk! Howard and Steve, such an important conversation. We thank you. Rhetta Vinson, JCA VillageRides Marketing Specialist

13:05:29     From  Catherine McCallum   to   All panelists : There are some villages based on faith communities.

13:05:43     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Rhetta Vinson to All Panelists:  01:02 PM

Very informative talk! Howard and Steve, such an important conversation. We thank you. Rhetta Vinson, JCA VillageRides Marketing Specialist

13:06:43     From  Catherine McCallum   to   All panelists : Not jealousy as much as ownership. Village volunteers are wonderfully tough! Cheers!

13:08:16     From  Ravi Bala : in Philadelphia Habitat for Humanity runs CAPABLE

13:08:54     From  Barbara STOHLMAN : Great presentation. Thank you Mr. Gleckman and thank you Steve for hosting. Barbara Stohlman OverwhelmedHowCanIHelp.com Certified Senior Move Manager,, Aging-in-Place Home specialist, COVID compliant

13:12:48     From  Maritza Rivera : Great presentation and discussion! Thanks so much for addressing our questions. 

13:13:22     From  Catherine Zimmerman   to   All panelists : Thank you for this presentation.   Great Q&A!!!

13:15:07     From  Catherine Campbell   to   All panelists : Thank you Howard this has been great!

13:15:07     From  Heidi Garvis : Thank you Howard--excellent as always! Caring Considerations (NoVA) Aging Life Care Managers

13:15:55     From  Catherine McCallum   to   All panelists : Thanks Howard and Steve! Steve, wish I had more time. My mental health provider business is getting very, very busy!

13:17:24     From  Dorothea Johnson   to   All panelists : This was truly outstanding! I learned so-o-o much!!!!! Thank you! 

13:17:34     From  Pamela Urnowey : Thank you! 

13:17:34     From  Catherine Campbell   to   All panelists : Thank you Steve!


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