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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.

May 4, 2023

As editor-at-large at Irving Levin Associates, a leading source of news and research into the business of long-term care, Steve Monroe has unique insight into what makes providers want to spend money on something new – and what doesn’t.

In a sector where new regulations grab the biggest headlines, there’s just as much – if not more – change to be made by changing funding sources.

Monroe joins Alex Spanko for this frank discussion on the financial mechanisms that the government can use to create lasting change in nursing homes and other eldercare settings, as well as the state of an industry often characterized as shadowy and opaque by its critics.

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