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HealthCetera Radio November 19: Old & Young, We All Need Care

Today on HealthCetera Radio, host Diana Mason talks about the Program for All Inclusive Care (PACE model) for older adults and its expansion to younger adults under new legislation that was signed into law recently. The aim of the PACE model, which combines a medical and social approach to health, is to keep people out of nursing homes, help them to remain as independent as possible in their own homes and communities, and improve the quality of their lives. 


For those who cannot remain in their own homes, another model of care–Green House–is emerging that eschews a biomedical model and uses a social model of health and care. HealthCetera co-producer Liz Seegert interviews Dr. Audrey Weiner, about Jewish Home Lifecare’s adoption of the Green House approach to those who need more supportive environments. To listen to this segment online, visit WBAI, or stream here:

The program ends with a discussion of the costs of health care. Diana Mason interviews Christopher Moriates and Neel Shah about their new book, Understanding Value-Based Health Care, and their organization, Costs of Care. Their work focuses on how to reduce health care costs by reducing unnecessary, ineffective, and sometimes harmful tests and procedures. To listen to this segment online, visit WBAI, or stream here.

HealthCetera is sponsored by the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York. Listen to today’s program live at 1PM via WBAI online, or 99.5FM. 


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