Conversations with Katie

Leading the Way to a Brighter Future

Throughout the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, I gave much thought to the kind of support LeadingAge members would need to get through a health emergency that had disproportionately impacted our residents and clients and challenged our sector like never before. Now that the crisis phase of the pandemic […]

Leading the Way to Nursing Home Quality

Is this report going to sit on the shelf? Are its important recommendations going to be ignored? We’ve all asked ourselves these questions after an important or insightful study comes to our attention. We wonder whether the report will lead to meaningful change, whether its recommendations will ever be implemented, […]

We’ve Come a Long Way

Soon after LeadingAge established the Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) in 2003, much of its work focused on helping providers of aging services step into the digital age by swapping their paper medical records for electronic health record systems that would make care more efficient and collaborative. We were […]

Providing Equal Access to Vital Connections

Networking is not about just connecting people. It’s about connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities. Reading these words from author and networking coach Michele Jennae, I am reminded of the central role that members play in the mission of LeadingAge. As an association of over […]

How Can We Support Century-Long Lives?

Imagine you’ve been given a wonderful gift: 30 extra years of life. What would you do with those years? According to Dr. Laura Carstensen, founding director of the Center on Longevity at Stanford University, most of us don’t have a clue how to answer that question. That’s troubling, given the […]