This week, 42 chat participants dreamed with us: we won the lottery, and it was time to “spend the dough” on vital eldercare services. During our live discussion, attendees talked about the programs, services, housing options, training courses, support systems, technology, and other innovative resources they would create for caregivers and elders, if the dollars were freely flowing and readily available.
The following questions took us through the hour:
You’ve won the lottery, what service would you start…
Q1. to help individuals with physical disabilities?
Q2. to help individuals with a cognitive impairment?
Q3. to help family caregivers?
Q4. that would improve housing options for older adults?
Q5. that would improve rehab services for older adults?
Q6. that would improve community-based programs for older adults?
Q7. that would improve access to help and resources for family caregivers?
Q8. that would make your job easier and better?
Check out these highlights:
Review the wealth of resources, insights and ideas shared here, via the full chat transcript (thanks to @ctffox of The Fox Group for connecting us to this invaluable service). Analytics are available too; click here to see who attended.
Don’t miss our next chat: Wednesday, November 6th at 1pm ET. Please note that we meet only on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, so there are no more chats scheduled for October. Anyone who is interested in and passionate about eldercare issues can join our chat, anytime. Prior participation is not required, nor is there a need to stay for the full hour.
If the “real-time” frame doesn’t sync with your schedule, or if you feel that your question or idea requires well beyond 140 characters, start a discussion thread on our LinkedIn page or use the #eldercarechat hashtag. The LinkedIn group is also a great place to continue previous discussions, connect with those who share similar interests, or talk about the services that you, or the company you represent, have to offer.