Baby Boomers

Guest Editor’s Message: Introduction to Baby Boomer Trends

Monika White, PhD, MSW, Guest Editor Selecting a focus for this issue of the GCM Journal on Baby Boomer Trends was tough because the Boomer Generation affects just about every aspect of our current and future lives, both personally and professionally. Somewhere between 76 – 79 million strong (depending who you ask), we are rapidly…

Generationally Savvy Communication that Improves Your Bottom Line

Anna Liotta Effective communication in today’s multi-generational business world requires careful navigation. This is especially true in a workforce now comprised of four distinct generations – Millennials (Gen Y), Generation Xers, Baby Boomers, and Traditionalists – all of whom bring their own ideas, expectations, and fears to the job.  Due to their different formative experiences,…

This is Not Your Parents’ Aging Experience: How Geriatric Care Managers Can Leverage Their Knowledge and Know-How and Network to Respond to Baby Boomer Trends

Claudia Cook Considering the paradigm-busting history of the Boomer generation, why would anyone apply yesterday’s thinking about aging and retirement to tomorrow’s possibilities?  Ken Dychtwald, PhD, CEO of Age Wave The 77 million aging Baby Boomer population opens great opportunities for the Geriatric Care Management (GCM) field. Since many Boomers enter their retirement years with…

Using a “Person-Centered” Approach to Improve Care Coordination: Opportunities Emerging from the Affordable Care Act

Kathryn G. Kietzman, PhD, MSW Summary A number of provisions within the Affordable Care Act encourage the use of a “person-centered” approach and enhanced care coordination in the delivery of health care, long-term services, and supports to older adults and persons with disabilities. This article examines the origins and meaning of “person-centered” care, provides a…