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Fixing U.S. nursing homes can often seem like an impossible task. Elders, families, caregivers, advocates, lawmakers, researchers, and even providers generally agree that our system is broken, but little has changed about long-term care since the emergence of nursing homes as the dominant model of eldercare in the 1960s.

Mission Possible will break through the barriers to change and present concrete ideas on how to improve eldercare services in the U.S. and around the world. Guided by a 2022 NASEM report on the state of nursing care, this podcast will build bridges between theory and practice, incorporating the voices of influential people from all facets of the sector – including clinical leaders, outspoken advocates, residents, caregivers, and investors.

Changing the status quo won’t happen overnight, but it’s far from impossible. Listen in to find out why improving the lives of elders is truly a Mission Possible.

Mission Possible is a joint production of The Center for Innovation (The Green House Project/Pioneer Network), the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, and AMDA.

Mar 30, 2023

At the moment, one of the fiercest debates in long-term care is over staffing mandates, with resident advocates calling for a strictly enforced minimum staffing standard on the federal level and industry officials protesting that there aren’t enough available workers to meet a legal minimum.

This week’s episode of...

Mar 23, 2023

Please note that this interview was conducted in fall 2022; while some of the references to macroeconomic conditions may have shifted since then, the overall discussion on reform strategies remains timely and relevant.

As the co-founder and former CEO of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC),...

Mar 16, 2023

Since the first nursing homes opened in the 1960s, people have been asking why they can’t be better, more enriching places for elders and people living with disabilities. Coming this March, “Mission Possible” will present concrete answers to that question through interviews with advocates, residents,...