Defining The Change.
The Steven L. Posar M.D., Eldercare Foundation
was created to provide a research and advocacy platform to help
transform the eldercare and skilled nursing space.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and learn about our mission and organization. Our Foundation is dedicated to advancing the quality of life for residents of Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF) through reconceptualizing the delivery of their neurologic and psychiatric care.
Over the last 120 years U.S. life expectancies have virtually doubled. In absolute numbers and as a percentage of the population, modern societies are by far the oldest in world history. It is not surprising, therefore, that diseases of aging have an impact unlike we have ever known. Dementia and other age-related neurologic conditions have become epidemic and, sadly, poorly understood and treated. This is especially true in the later stages of these degenerative diseases where patients require so much care and supervision that they must leave their homes and reside in aggregate living LTCFs. Virtually 100% of these individuals will develop significant/severe psychiatric disorders directly as a result of their neurologic disease. The suffering these patients and their families experience is incalculable.
We have come to understand that these individuals are arguably the most medically and socially disenfranchised population in our country. We seek to address this by conducting research into practical improvements in neurologic and psychiatric care, educating clinicians and other professionals about the needs and resources for these people, and advocating for these sufferers with relevant communities of interest.