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Leaders discuss Louisville’s destiny in the aging care industry

Leaders discuss Louisville’s destiny in the aging care industry

By Ben Keeton Aging care is an important component of the overall healthcare system.  It is also one of the areas where our region excels.  With a cluster of companies focused on Aging Innovation, the future of aging care is being set in our community. To explore what aging innovation means, we spoke with several local

HealthConomy: A look inside AARP Innovation Labs with Nigel Smith

The Health Enterprises Network recently hosted Converge Louisville, a conference focused on innovative solutions to the social and clinical determinants of health impacting seniors.  During the conference, Medical News spoke with Nigel Smith, Director Hatchery Ventures, AARP Innovation Labs about orchestrating the value exchange in age tech. Listen to the podcast here and read the

KMA meeting celebrates physician leaders, tackles public health issues

By Emily Schott Physicians from across the state convened in Louisville in late September for the 2019 Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) annual meeting. The theme of this year’s meeting, “Moving Medicine: Together for Tomorrow” celebrated and encouraged the unification of physicians around issues of importance, particularly public health advocacy. Friday evening’s VIP board dinner honored

Bellarmine University has aging on its mind

By Kevin Hansen, PhD, JD Population statistics show that by the year 2030, more than 20 percent of Americans will be over the age of 65 (U.S. Census Bureau), and the number of older adults age 85 and older continues to grow. With this booming aging demographic, Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, recognizes the importance

In search of innovative solutions for caregivers

By Rebecca Rice Brown Caregivers are vital to our increasingly overburdened healthcare system: patients with identified caregivers have lower healthcare costs, close gaps in care at a higher rate, participate in clinical care programs more often, and feel more satisfied with their healthcare experience than those without identified caregivers. Even so, caregivers often report they

Bluegrass.org re-brands to New Vista

On July 1 of 2019, Bluegrass.org, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, changed its name to New Vista. This was bigger news than it may have seemed at first blush. Since 1966, the organization has been providing mental health, substance use services and intellectual and developmental disability services in Central Kentucky. And it is a large operation.

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