Long Term Care Idea Hours

Long Term Care IDEA Hours

Long Term Care IDEA Hours represent the regional cluster of aging care research, businesses and start-ups. By sharing resources, knowledge and understanding of the aging care industry needs and gaps, it encourages regional collaboration. The boomer population will bring 75.8 million into the long term care market over the next 10 years. These events will bring Louisville's regional thought leaders, academic institutions, and entrepreneurs together. In return, create an environment to find business opportunities through innovative technology and service solutions serving the global aging population.

Each forum will include: A Thought Leader, An Innovative Startup, Light Refreshments and a 30 Minute Social Hour.


  • Encourages interdisciplinary interaction between aging care research initiatives and fosters collaboration.
  • Provides a social forum of industry and academic exchange of ideas and needs.
  • Promotes innovative R&D technologies and services to address the future needs of aging care.

  • Long Term Care Business Leaders
  • Universtiy of Louisville Researchers & Faculty
  • Long Term Care Entrepreneurs
  • State & Local Representatives

Monthly Long Term Care Topics

  • November 2013 - Louisville Innovation Summit
  • October 2013 - Alzheimer's Therapeutics and Diagnostics; Advanced Genomic Technologies; Neuronetrix
  • September 2013 - Fall Risk Management and Prevention; Shubert Consulting; WalkJoy
  • May 2013 - Person-Centered Elder Care; Nationwide Network of Homecare Professionals
  • April 2013 - Reducing Cost & Improving Quality; Aware Home Research Initiative
  • March 2013 - Innovation in Advance Care Planning; Health DataStream, Know Your Colors
  • February 2013 - Meeting Product/Service Needs in New Healthcare Environment; Bone Health
  • December 2012 - Future of Aging Care Facilities; Care Technology Systems
  • November 2012 - Federal Health Information Technology Strategies Update
  • October 2012 - Alzheimer's Association; Brain Health
  • September 2012 - Atria Senior Living; CareMerge
  • May 2012 - Avoiding Unnecessary Transfers to Acute Care Hospitals
  • April 2012 - “Integrated Long Term Care Management”
  • March 2012 - Mental Health and the Elderly: “Depression, Dementia and Aging with Integrity”
  • February 2012 - The Next Generation of Senior Housing
  • December 2011 - State of Union in Long Term Care
  • November 2011 - A New World of Integrated Care and Integrated Payment and the Critical Role of Post-Acute Care Providers
  • October 2011 - Understanding Terminations among Home Care Workers
  • September 2011 - EMR & Pharmacy Interface
  • May 2011 - Minds to the Marketplace
  • April 2011 - Cognitive Impairment
  • March 2011 - Care Transitions and Continuity of Care
  • February 2011 - Polypharmacy, "The Costs & Harms of Inattentive Medication Use"

Featured Speakers

  • May 2013 - Keith Knapp, CEO, Christian Care Communities; Sherwin Shiek, CEO, CareLinx
  • April 2013 - Ralph Gronefeld, Pres. & CEO, ResCare; Brian Jones, Director, GeorgiaTech University HomeLab
  • March 2013 - Christian Furman, MD, University of Lousiville; Drs. David Dunn, Russ Bessette and Priscilla Hancock, University of Louisville
  • February 2013 - Kristen Burgfechtel, Vice President Product Development, Golden Living; Rush Simonson, CEO, Juvent
  • December 2012 - Gary Marsh, CEO, Masonic Homes; Jim Anderson, President, Care Technology Systems
  • November 2012 - Deloitte Consulting Group
  • October 2012 - Jay Thompson, Sr. Assoc. Director, Alzheimer's Association; Jeff Zinman, President & CEO, Posit Science
  • September 2012 - John Moore, CEO, Atria Senior Living; Asif Khan, CEO, CareMerge
  • May 2012 - John Whitman, Director, TRECS Institute
  • April 2012 - Robert Atkins, University of Louisville
  • March 2012 - Allan Tasman M.D., University of Louisville
  • February 2012 - Pat Mulloy, CEO, Elmcroft Senior Living
  • December 2011 - Joe Steier, CEO, Signature HealthCARE
  • November 2011 - Bill Altman, Kindred Healthcare
  • October 2011 - Dr. Sandra Butler, University of Maine Center on Aging
  • September 2011 - Suresh Vishnubhatla, SVP and CTO, Pharmerica
  • May 2011 - John Reinhart, CEO, International Center for Long Term Care Innovation (InnovateLTC)
  • April 2011 - Robert Friedland, U of L Department of Neurology
  • March 2011 - Mary Romelfanger, Dear Watch
  • February 2011 - Dr. Demetra Antimisiaris, U of L Family & Geriatric Medicine

Joe Steier: State of the Union Address in Long Term Health Care


About the Hosts

University of Louisville's Nucleus focuses on nurturing technology based start-ups, bringing development from The University of Louisville to market and supports growing companies. In addition, Nucleus oversees the university affiliated research park facilities.

InnovateLTC is a business accelerator that provides a pathway and development plan for those seeking to bring quality of life and quality of care innovations to the Aging Care population. Several key models of interest include; Home and Community Services, Pharmacy, Clinical Services, Wellness, Specialty Care Models, Adaptive Products, and Health Information Technology. InnovateLTC works with entrepreneurs, researchers, and existing companies to develop their business model, prototypes, and relationships with local industry.

Greater Louisville, Inc. has a mission to transform Louisville into the idea capitol of the world by providing leadership on initiatives that impact the success of our members and contribute to the prosperity of our entire community.

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