Lisa Baron to Speak Before United States Senate Special Committee on Aging
Lisa Baron, Memory Care Home Solution’s Founder and Executive Director, has been invited to testify at the Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing – “Finding A Cure: Assessing Progress Toward the Goal of Ending Alzheimer’s by 2025” – to be held on Wednesday, April 6 at 2:30 PM Eastern Time. This invitation was extended by the Committee Chairman, United States Senator Susan M. Collins and Ranking Member, United States Senator Claire McCaskill. The hearing will be streaming live at www.aging.senate.gov or http://1.usa.gov/1VgEPXq.
Ms. Baron will highlight the significant need for education and intervention to help those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. The Memory Care Home Solutions program provides critical assistance to caregivers working to keep their loved one at home as long as possible. Lisa will also highlight the substantial cost savings this program has shown to the Medicare and Medicaid programs in Missouri.
“The majority of the 5.4 million individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s today live in the community, either with family or alone. While pushing aggressively forward towards a cure, we must get quality, proven interventions to the caregivers currently dealing with this disease. The Memory Care Home Solutions program is a model that can be replicated throughout the United States.”
– Lisa Baron, Executive Director of Memory Care Home Solutions
“Alzheimer’s has the potential to bankrupt Medicare and America must respond with a broad and coordinated plan of attack. According to the most recent Alzheimer’s disease Facts and Figures report from the Alzheimer’s Association, the direct costs of caring for those with Alzheimer’s in America will total an estimated $236 billion in 2016, with just under half of the costs borne by Medicare. Programs like Memory Care Home Solutions create a win-win: a significant increase in quality of life for those impacted with Alzheimer’s or dementia, combined with a substantial decrease in costs for Medicare and Medicaid.”
– David Hartley, Treasurer and Board of Directors, Memory Care Home Solutions