Dr. Steven Landers, a certified family doctor and geriatrician, is currently President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, Inc., the nation’s second-largest not-for-profit home health care organization serving New Jersey and Ohio.
To help maintain independence as you age, Dr. Landers suggests having conversations with family members to outline your wishes – not just about medical treatment, but also about care as you age. If your wish is to age in place, having those conversations helps everyone plan appropriately for the future.
Dr. Landers is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Landers has authored several articles on the role of home care in national publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medicine. He most recently joined the Huffington Post as a regular blogger focusing on health policy, family caregivers and nurses, and finding ways to improve quality and value in American health care.
Listen to the full Help Choose Home podcast with Dr. Steven Landers here, or by searching for “Help Choose Home” on iTunes, Google, or on any device at https://player.fm/series/help-choose-home.
The Help Choose Home podcast series provides information and resources to help those with a care need learn more about healthcare at home. Podcasts are hosted by Merrily Orsini, president and CEO of corecubed, a marketing firm dedicated exclusively to helping aging care providers grow their business.
Help Choose Home is a collaborative effort by the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), Axxess, and corecubed to educate the public about the many benefits of the in-home care industry, which includes non-medical home care, private duty nursing care, medical home health, hospice, and other in-home health and wellness services.