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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 6, 2023

Nursing home reformers have long been stymied by questions that seem simple but have no clear answers: Who actually owns any given nursing home? How many other nursing homes does that person or group own? And where is all the Medicare and Medicaid money going in the end?

We’ve assembled a panel of leaders calling for more public information regarding nursing home ownership and spending:

  • Sam Brooks, director of public policy, National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
  • Taylor Lincoln, research director, Public Citizen
  • Richard Mollot, executive director, of Long-Term Care Community Coalition
  • Anne Montgomery, host, and independent policy expert

Together, they lay out the problems with nursing home data reporting and enforcement, and offer a host of policy prescriptions for letting more sunshine into the sector – a key first step toward building lasting, system-wide reforms.

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