How to Disrupt the Health Care Industry

  • On March 14, 2017 ·

Silicon Valley visionaries often call the disruption of the health care industry “inevitable.” Yet, this mindset and many would-be digital health breakthroughs overlook a fundamental reality: tech, alone, can’t disrupt health care. Written in response to a story by the CEO of HomeHero, this piece analyzes the market for in-home elder care: an area where…

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AARP and ReACT Release “Determining the ROI: Supportive Policies for Employee Caregivers” Report

  • On April 6, 2016 ·

Businesses Benefit with Policies That Support Employee Caregivers AARP and ReACT report shows financial and productivity benefits when companies help their employees who are family caregivers   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Companies that offer flextime and telecommuting policies to help their employees better manage family caregiving responsibilities see productivity increase and a financial return on investment (ROI),…

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Employee Caregiving on the Rise: How Will Employers ReACT?

  • On December 3, 2013 ·

Employee, family member, caregiver, friend, citizen—we all play multiple roles, and each comes with pressures to deliver the highest quality service. Sometimes those responsibilities require more than a 24-hour day allows, which has implications for not only individuals and families, but also business. The Employee Caregiver The dual role of employee and caregiver is not…

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Supporting Family Caregivers With Leave Policies in the Workplace

  • On June 17, 2013 ·

My sisters and I are long-distance caregivers for our 92-year old mom. We have already experienced this profound caregiving journey, having cared for our dad for nearly seven years before he died at age 94. We know how overwhelming and stressful it can be to juggle work and caregiving responsibilities. But my sisters and I…

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TEDMED’s Great Challenges Day Addresses Caregiver Crisis

  • On May 2, 2013 ·

Recently, I participated in the first TEDMED Great Challenges day which addressed 20 great challenges (see my previous post about the Dementia Tsunami, one of TEDMED’s Great Challenges). I participated in a breakout group of about 20 people who rolled up our sleeves and dove into a discussion of the “caregiver crisis.” It was an…

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