Jisella Dolan

Jisella Dolan is a global leader in aging, caregiving, and longevity with more than twenty years experience scaling home care, aging in place, workforce, healthcare, and the legal field. She has been recognized for her vision and expertise by many organizations, including receiving the United Nations and World Health Organization’s “Healthy Ageing 50 Award” as one of the top fifty leaders transforming aging around the globe. She was also selected by The Holding Co. and Pivotal Ventures for The Care Guild, which honors twenty-five influential leaders who are reimagining care in America.

For sixteen years, Ms. Dolan led Home Instead + Honor Technology to be the world’s largest provider of home care services that empower people to age in place, with more than 1,200 locations around the globe, more than $2.5B in annual revenue, and more than 100 million hours of care delivered yearly. Home Instead + Honor revolutionized care for older adults through the unique marriage of high-tech and high-touch.

She served on Home Instead’s Executive Team and led the Advocacy division, which advocates for aging adults and their families, ensures a quality care experience globally, transforms healthcare delivery, and shapes aging and home care policy around the world. She also led Honor’s social purpose work.

During her career, Ms. Dolan has advanced movements nationally and globally to reimagine care, aging, family caregiving, workforce, and women’s leadership. Through this work, she has served in a number of leadership roles, including as Strategy Officer for the World Economic Forum; Board of Directors for Home Care Association of America; and member of the federal RAISE Act Family Caregiving Advisory Council, the Women’s Leadership Council for Women Against Alzheimer’s, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women community, G100 Next Gen, and Chief. She was recently selected to join the prestigious Global Coalition on Aging’s Advisory Council to advance innovative solutions and policy change to empower aging and caregiving. Before joining Home Instead, she was partner at a global law firm.

Today Ms. Dolan is a passionate advocate in building a better future for family caregivers, older adults, women leaders, and workforce. She provides consulting and advisory services to a variety of organizations who are advancing solutions to make the world a better place for all. The challenges family caregivers face hit home for Jisella, as she is a mom to her daughter, while providing caregiving support to her late father, her late stepfather who suffered from dementia, and now her mother.

Latest Developments

We keep our members and partners in touch with the most recent updates and opinions in the worldwide dialogue on population longevity and related issues.

Best Practices for Engaging a Multigenerational Workforce

Employers are grappling with a myriad of workforce-related issues ranging from productivity to attracting and retaining talent, but many may be overlooking some seismic shifts that are reshaping the future of work: longevity, population aging, and the multigenerational workforce.

Brazil Must Fight Antibiotic Resistance

The threat posed by antimicrobial resistance is urgent and spares no country - including Brazil. According to The Lancet, 63 deaths per 100,000 are associated with AMR in Brazil and Paraguay, a rate that exceeds the average for Latin America and the Caribbean. AMR-associated deaths in Brazil are second only to cardiovascular diseases and cancers.

More Than Half of Americans are Unfamiliar with Chronic Kidney Disease, Survey Finds

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major blind spot for many Americans, a new survey suggests. The poll, conducted by the Global Coalition on Aging, asked 1,000 American adults about their understanding and perception of CKD. Though many respondents used the internet for medical information and had a regular doctor and blood work done once or twice a year, 58% of respondents said they were unfamiliar with the illness.

We Missed 100 Million Adult Vaccines – Here’s How We Get Back on Track

Like other pandemics throughout human history, COVID-19 has caused profound changes that are still rippling through our societies, even as people are understandably eager to move on. In fact, these impacts are all the more dangerous when they are largely ignored or effectively invisible. The decline in adult vaccination may be one of the most significant, as a new report finds that ~100 million doses were missed in 2021 and 2022 alone – reversing global progress towards widespread adult immunisation as a new standard of care in a world of more old than young.

New Analysis Shows Lost Ground on Adult Immunisation During the Pandemic with 100 Million Doses Potentially Missed

New data shared today by GSK, in collaboration with the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science and the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA), estimate approximately 100 million fewer doses of some adult vaccines (excluding Covid-19 vaccines) were administered in 2021 and 2022 than anticipated, based on the global vaccination adoption trends observed from 2013 to 2020, compounding already low adoption rates pre-pandemic.

Going Beyond Applause: The Potential of Caregiving to Unlock Job Opportunities of the Future

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of caregivers – staff and family who provide care for older and dependent people to carry out activities such as eating or moving - catapulted to the front of our collective conscience. The daily applause for front-line care workers showed a high level of recognition for their incredible work and provided insight into how our health systems must change as our society ages. We need to continue to recognise caregivers as essential to our ageing society.

High-Level Forum on the Silver Economy 2023

Join us for the High-Level Forum on the Silver Economy 2023. Now in its fourth year, the Silver Economy Forum 2023, December 6 and 7, will explore aging at every stage of life, looking at the growing global Silver Economy through a multigenerational lens. Linking to the goals and aspirations of the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing, SEF 2023 will highlight key themes at the intersection of aging at every age, and the Silver Economy.