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Successful and Sustainable Care for the Aging Population: Challenges and Opportunities

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October 2, 2014 With Baby-Boomers now turning 65, America faces an unprecedented demographic shift that will force both the Healthcare and the Senior Care industries to rethink how they address the needs of older adults. No matter where on the continuum – at home, in independent living, in assisted living, in nursing care, or in the Hospital – the aging population is cared for, the factors that drive their quality of living and total healthcare costs, for the individual as well as the society, are complex and multi-dimensional. The care delivery models and practices prevalent in the industry unfortunately fail to address many root causes, and hence often miss the mark. The panelists – comprised of Healthcare and Senior Care industry practitioners – will discuss why the status quo is unsustainable for everyone: (i) the Care Recipients and their families, (ii) the Care Provider Organizations and Professionals, and (iii) the Community and whole Country. The speakers will outline the systemic innovations that are needed to holistically solve the challenge of caring for the aging population in a sustainable manner. They will also illustrate, through concrete examples, how their organizations are attempting to stimulate, catalyze, and implement innovative solutions that reduce healthcare costs and improve the health of the elderly. They will close with the results and lessons learned from their pilot deployments, unmet business and technology needs, and the corresponding business opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors, and technologists.