Improving Care for Older Adults
Possibilities, Politics, and Priorities: Transforming Long-Term Care
A Conversation with Senator Bob Casey, JD, Mary Ersek, PhD, RN, Jasmine Travers, PhD, RN, Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD, and Rodney Whitlock, PhD
After decades of neglect, U.S. nursing homes are in crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic provided renewed attention to addressing this crisis, along with a recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine calling for major reform of the nursing home industry. Join us for a discussion with Senator Casey and a panel of experts to discuss opportunities to improve these critical health care facilities.
9:00–9:25 a.m. ET
The Challenges Facing Nursing Homes
- Mary Ersek, PhD, RN, Professor of Palliative Care, Biobehavioral Health Sciences, Penn Nursing; Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
- Jasmine Travers, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
- Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD, Executive Director, Penn LDI; Robert D. Eilers Professor of Health Care Management and Economics, Wharton School; Professor, Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
9:30–10:00 a.m. ET
Legislative Approaches to Nursing Home Reform
- U.S. Senator Bob Casey, JD, Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging and member of the Senate Finance and Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee, moderated by Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD
10:00–10:20 a.m. ET
Is it Possible to Reform Nursing Homes Given Today’s Political Climate?
- Rodney Whitlock, PhD, Vice President, McDermott+Consulting; Former Health Policy Director for Former U.S. Representative Charlie Norwood, in conversation with Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD