Giving Compass' Take:
- In this podcast, Sarah Szanton, who created the CAPABLE multi-disciplinary model to help older adults stay at home, and Kenny Lam, who examines the need for home-modification devices, discuss disability in older adults.
- How can donors advocate for support for older adults that are homebound?
- Read about how philanthropy can focus on the aging population.
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We know from study after study that most older adults would prefer to age in place, in their homes, with their families and embedded in their communities. But our health system is in many ways not particularly well set up to help people age in place. Medicare does not routinely require measurement or tracking of disability that leads many people to move out of their homes, and many interventions that support people to age in place are unfunded, underfunded, or funded by philanthropy rather than the government.
Read the full article about disability in older adults from GeriPal.