Seniors vote. Those 65 and over reliably head to the polls for every election — perhaps out of a sense of obligation, perhaps because governmental policies affect their lives more directly than people of other ages, perhaps because they understand certain programs (Social Security and Medicare foremost among them) seem…


Chatbots, while still in their infancy, are making their voices heard in various aspects of American life. And they are having a greater and greater say in eldercare as well.

As with those of other ages, they can provide a senior with health information and reminders about appointments or medication…


There is an interconnectedness to every organization, an undeniable link between each and every person that begins at the top of the food chain. A leader can define a company’s mindset and culture, which is why their every word, thought or action carries considerable weight.

Because of that, a leader…


Over a decade ago, a healthcare administrator named Carolin Duncan spent two months undergoing training far from home. It occurred to her during that time that she was feeling many of the same things seniors feel when residing in a skilled nursing facility. …


At first glance the headline strained the bonds of credulity. But there it was, earlier this year, above a story about an 86-year-old and a 79-year-old brawling over a chair before a bingo game in the Canadian nursing home where they resided.

According to the account, others joined in, escalating…


The financial challenges facing seniors, already considerable, have become greater than ever.

Consider woman in her late 60s, whose only means of income is her monthly Social Security check. …


In a perfect world, every individual would have equal access to adequate healthcare services regardless of socioeconomic status or cultural background. In the real world, both play a significant role in the level and quality of care a person might receive. …


In January 2018, the world’s richest man entered into an alliancewith the CEOs of the world’s third-largest public company and the United States’ largest bank.

Their sights were set on healthcare, and remain so.

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos (net worth: $128.1 billion, as of 2018), Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett and JPMorgan…


I absolutely believe that risk is imperative to success. The worst thing a business person can do is to let fear dictate whether they start a new venture — personal or professional. That is not to say that you will hit gold 100% of the time, but the old adage…


The near-deaths of Sears and JCPenney have taught us this: A business must embrace technology or risk losing everything. Tech often progresses so quickly, however, that organizations struggle to keep up. …

Joel Landau

Joel Landau (http://joellandau.com) is an experienced healthcare professional in the NYC community.

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