Leading Age-National Conference

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Leading Age-National Conference recently held in Indianapolis Indiana Oct 31-2, 2016 was focused on addressing all facets of transcending the continuum of growing older. This organization that represents the not for profit sector and had over 3,000 attendees.

Addressing value based services and how this model impacts reimbursement is key to long term care providers surviving the post-acute model of aligned providers coordinating care for the aging segment.

In dissecting the moving parts of this complex system providers need to address telemedicine, telerehabilition, and the connectivity of electronic health records to not only manage the delivery of care but to predict outcomes. How providers can sit at the table with payers and not react but act will be key to survival.

We have as a society focused on managing illness but we need to change the focus to managing and improving wellness.  To that end, Sanjay Gupta, noted neurosurgeon and journalist addressed how we need to change behavior as to diet, exercise, mindfulness and the way we treat seniors.

The notion of not only addressing how we treat seniors but market, communicate and bridge the Chasm in creating affordable communities are also directions the industry needs to address. Community based services extend beyond bricks and mortar in to home care, hospice and the delivery of primary care services.

Population shifts are moving many seniors into rural areas of the country and these remote areas need to be addressed-yes challenges because of human capital as well as transportation needs.

We strongly believe this is a great mission driven association that we strongly recommend be accessed by our readership. Please go their site. www.leadingage.org .Their national meeting is in New Orleans Oct 29-November 2017

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