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Katy Fike of Aging2.0, Our Featured Health Care Trailblazer Alyssa Chan

December 13th, 2013 | 0

Katy-Fike-Aging2.0This month’s Health Care Trailblazer, Dr. Katy Fike, is an influential leader and part of the co-founding team for Aging2.0. Aging2.0 is a global organization on a mission to accelerate innovation to improve the lives of older adults around the world. Aging2.0 connects, educates and supports innovators through regular events, the CoverAGE newsletter and the GENerator founders program. I was fortunate enough to track her down for a phone interview for our OpenPlacement Health Care Trailblazer feature interview. Dr. Fike’s journey from systems engineering student to being a co-founder of Aging2.0 is an inspirational story for many different health care professionals and especially those involved with senior care and the aging space. 

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OP #FollowFriday These #A2GENerator Supporters on Twitter Alyssa Chan

November 22nd, 2013 | 0

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This week we finally pick back up with our segment of OP #FollowFriday (that is “OpenPlacement Follow Friday”), Healthcare Giants on Twitter.

Just yesterday, Aging2.0 (@Aging20), a global organization whose mission is to accelerate innovation in aging, announced the first cohort of its newly launched GENerator (#A2GENerator) founders program. Eleven innovative early-stage companies have been selected to begin the six-month program, based out of the Institute on Aging in San Francisco.  You can read more here. OpenPlacement (@OpenPlacement) had the honor to be part of this amazing and select group of innovators.

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Absence of Comparable Data for Families Seeking Assisted Living Facilities Christy Rakoczy

September 6th, 2013 | 4

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Some of you may have recently read my post from last week entitled, “A Close Look at the Assisted Living Industry – And What You Should Do About It.”  In the article I highlighted that the absence of comparable data for families seeking care is a core issue facing those in need of any type of long term care.

Assisted living facilities provide a solution for seniors who are not able to live entirely on their own but who do not want or need the round-the-clock medical care that is provided in a nursing home. Assisted living facilities can allow seniors to maintain a broader degree of independence and to live in a more home-like setting as compared with the more institutional setting of a nursing home.

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