The Case for Medicare to Cover Home Safety Renovations

Falling is the number one cause of injury and the seventh leading cause of death in adults ages 65 and older.

In “Breaking Down Silos to Improve the Health of Older Adults,” Richard Green, Patricia Harris, and Anthony Orlando make the case for Medicare coverage of home safety renovations to minimize injuries (and death) due to falls.

Olivia Olson speaks with Richard Green, Patricia F. Harris, and Anthony W. Orlando about their recent paper and the changes they hope to see in Medicare coverage.

Connect with our guests:
Richard K. Green

Professor
Director and Chair of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate
Chair, Wilbur H. Smith III Department of Real Estate Development
USC Price School of Public Policy

Anthony W. Orlando

Assistant Professor in the Finance, Real Estate, & Law Department
California State Polytechnic University

Patricia F. Harris

Physician, UCLA

Thank you to our co-producers Aubrey Hicks and Jonathan Schwartz as well as our beloved sound supervisors, The Brothers Hedden. Recorded at the USC Price School.

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