Americans are living longer, healthier lives, and the number of elderly is growing dramatically. In 2010, there were 40.3 million adults 65 and older—or 13 percent of the population. This number is expected to increase to more than 72 million—or 20 percent of the population—by 2030. Philanthropy is fully engaged in addressing the needs of this population and their caregivers, including the significant challenges of long-term care, prescription drug coverage, Medicare, and multiple chronic conditions. GIH offers programming on the issues facing older adults and works with other stakeholders also committed to the work.
Contact Colin Pekruhn for more information about our programming in this area.
The John A. Hartford Foundation is supporting a number of its grantees to expand coordinated care for older adults. With support from the foundation, the National PACE Association has launched its PACE 2.0 project to continue innovating and adapting the care model that coordinates preventive, primary, acute, and long-term care services for older adults with complex needs. The project's goal is to increase its reach from 40,000 to 200,000 persons served. In Rhode Island, the foundation is supporting Community Catalyst to bring the voices of older adults and people with disabilities to health care policy debates through advocacy training and coalition building to tackle critical issues, such as senior mobility.
In this month's Health Affairs Blog, the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York discusses its "Aging By Design" initiative, a multiyear undertaking to improve the health of older adults by using Design Thinking strategy. The goal of the initiative is to spur creativity and innovation by supporting organizations that serve older adults and caregivers in designing, testing, and implementing new or re-imagined approaches to reducing triggers of decline such as falls, medication errors, and lack of services for caregivers. The article explores what the foundation has learned thus far and how they plan to proceed with next steps.
June 20, 2018 • Chicago, Illinois
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Health and Housing: Empowering Older Adults
September 13, 2017
Nancy Rockett Eldridge, National Well Home Network
Amanda Reddy, National Center for Healthy Housing
Nancy Zweibel, PhD, The Retirement Research Foundation
Growing Old is Hard Enough: Prison, Jail, and Post-Release Life for Older Adults
August 10, 2017
Eileen Kelly, The Osborne Association
Danylle Rudin, Florence V. Burden Foundation
Supporting Older Adults and Family Caregivers
April 13, 2017
Colin Pekruhn, Grantmakers In Health