Thursday, October 21, 2021

Kaiser Health News/JAHF Event: Confronting Ageism in Health Care - A Conversation for Patients, Caregivers and Clinicians

 This Zoom meeting is scheduled for today at noon, EDT. A John A. Hartford Foundation grant supports KHN's Aging & Improving Care of Older Adults coverage.

Panelists include:

Dr. Louise Aronson, a geriatrician, professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and author of “Elderhood.”

Dr. Michael Wasserman, a geriatrician, advocate for vulnerable older adults through the Covid-19 pandemic, and leader of the public policy committee of the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine.

Dr. Javette Orgain, a family physician, medical director for Longevity Health Plan of Illinois, which serves nursing home residents. Former president of the National Medical Association, which represents African American physicians and their patients, and former dean of University of Illinois College of Medicine Urban Health Program.

Dr. Rebecca Elon, a geriatrician and current caregiver for her mother, who has dementia, and husband, who passed away during the pandemic.

Jess Mauer, a lawyer and co-chair of the Maine Council on Aging, which promotes an anti-ageism pledge.

I'll be live Tweeting and then adding to this post afterwards.

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