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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 20, 2023

Far too often, nursing home reform investigations and reports exclude input from the very people impacted the most by their conclusions: nursing home residents themselves.

On this week’s episode of “Mission Possible,” we pass the mic over to Washington, D.C.-area writer, advocate, and nursing home resident Maurice Miller to learn what he really wants to see from providers, lawmakers, and caregivers as we work to improve the system.

Maurice brings a unique perspective to the “Mission Possible” conversation, and not just because he’s a resident in a dialogue that consists primarily of operators, regulators, politicians, and lawyers – but also because as someone who’s lived in a nursing home since suffering a stroke in his late 40s, he’s still the self-described baby of his community more than a decade later.

The long-term care landscape has much to learn from residents like Maurice, so tune in and then find ways to incorporate his words into your own LTC advocacy.