About Us

The Program to Improve Eldercare (PIE) is part of a nonprofit organization, Altarum, that offers research, consulting, and advocacy for elders. The purpose of PIE is to work toward system change to assure that elders living with disabilities and illnesses can live with dignity (e.g., comfortably and meaningfully) at an affordable cost.  For more information, please email us at improvingeldercare@altarum.org or follow us at twitter.com/improveldercare.

Why is the Program to Improve Eldercare needed? As each generation ages many will face serious disability and will need reliable and effective services and supports. The issues surrounding eldercare are becoming more urgent. According to the U.S. Census Bureau Americans over the age of 65 will outnumber children by 2020 (?) for the first time with an expected population size of 77 million!

What does the Program to Improve Eldercare do? Working with partners around the country, the PIE team works on policy changes, service delivery improvements, new funding structures, public education, community demonstrations, and other fronts to understand best practices, how change might occur, and to help promote a commitment to change. The well-being of our frail elder population includes more than medical treatment, it also encompasses a range of services and circumstances beyond the hospital doors. Currently the Program to Improve Eldercare is focused on:

  • Nursing Home Culture Change
  • Creating both national and local Caregiving Toolkits
  • Financial Support and Services for elders
  • Organizing care systems

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