A Note of Appreciation to Two Women With Vision and Passion

Looking at the widespread availability across the nation of care-managed in-home services, it is easy to forget that what we have today simply did not exist twenty-five or thirty years ago. Several leaders in our field had the vision and passion to imagine a different kind of long-term services system.

One program administrator, Joan Quinn, who is profiled in a piece by Molly Rees Gavin in this issue, implemented the Triage Project and later went on to lead the statewide program in Connecticut. Joan’s pragmatic and savvy leadership made her a national leader of care-managed in-home services, and we miss her a lot.

A second leader, to whom we dedicate this issue, was researcher Rosalie Kane. Rosalie brought her values, passion, energy, intellect, and tenacity to make sure that older people with disabilities had the opportunity to enjoy a high quality of life and to receive high quality care, whether or not they experienced physical or cognitive disability. Her commitment was contagious and she influenced many of us in the field. Four of our colleagues who had the opportunity to work with Rosalie across their careers remember her in the memoriam. Rosalie, you are missed, but not forgotten.

—Guest Editor Bob Applebaum