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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.

Apr 13, 2023

No long-standing issue in long-term care seems more persistent – and unsolvable – than workforce shortages at nursing homes, assisted living communities, and home- and community-based service providers.

“Mission Possible” assembled a team of experts to tackle some practical solutions to the workforce crisis, all with extensive experience and unique perspectives on the issue:

  • Tara Cortes, clinical professor and executive director of the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing at New York University
  • Kezia Scales, vice president of research and evaluation at PHI
  • Otis Woods, administrator, Division of Quality Assurance, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 

With your host and longtime eldercare policy expert Anne Montgomery, the panel dives into workable solutions that organizations, policymakers, and other leaders can implement now to develop the strong, well-trained, and well-compensated workforce that elders and people living with disabilities deserve.