Long-Term Care

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National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging 2017

A national survey of Area Agencies on Aging is conducted every two to three years. The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) has released their 2017 survey report. They surveyed 622 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), with 412 completing the survey, to discover what services they commonly offer, how AAAs address funding, and what their policy priorities are.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69602

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Picking Up the Pace of Change, 2017: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers

This report provides a multidimensional look at state performance for the delivery of long-term services and supports (LTSS), based on a uniform set of performance measures and how performance has changed over time. It also includes the role that housing and transportation play in assisting older adults, people with physical disabilities and their family caregivers, as well as promising practices and emerging innovations to foster greater information exchange.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69541

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Building the Caring Economy: Workforce Investments to Expand Access to Affordable, High-Quality Early and Long-Term Care

This report proposes jobs for caregivers that would help alleviate two national concerns for caregivers: the need for quality employment and the need to still act as caregivers. It discusses ways to promote the well-being of older adults, individuals with disabilities, children, and their families by laying the framework for opportunities to improve the quality and increase the quality of caregiving employment to create jobs that meet family caregiving needs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69511

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State of Care: Minnesota's Home Care Landscape

This report examines Minnesota's home care workforce and highlights trends in the broader sector. The report offers recommendations, including interventions that "elevate the role of the aide," and calls for better wages, higher reimbursement rates in state funding, and improved training, as well as approaches tailored to rural areas, such as new technologies in home care and transportation-related supports.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69442

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Integrating Older Adult Behavioral Health Into Long-Term Care Rebalancing

The National Coalition on Mental Health & Aging (NCMHA) has released a report on integrating older adult behavioral health into long-term care rebalancing. The report includes opportunities and recommendations for for funders such as public health agencies and managed care organizations (MCOs). The report notes that close to 50 percent of persons receiving long-term care have a mental disorder other than dementia.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69266

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Maps of selected characteristics of residential care communities and residents in the United States: Data from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2013–2014

This product is a PDF and PowerPoint slide presentation of US maps for selected characteristics of residential care communities and their residents. Characteristics include community ownership and chain status, disease-specific programming, practices, and revenue sources; and resident functioning, health conditions, and adverse events.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69235

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ADvancing States Primer on the ACA and LTSS

ADvancing States released a document summarizing the major components of the ACA that impact the provision of long-term services and supports (LTSS) to older adults and people with disabilities. These provisions may not be impacted by a repeal of the ACA, but some proposals include restriction or elimination of programs that provide these services and supports.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69202

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Quality in Home and Community-Based Services to Support Community Living: Addressing Gaps in Performance Measurements

This report represents two years of work by the HCBS Committee and and contains the Committee's final set of recommendations. It describes key components of a conceptual foundation for home and community based services (HCBS) quality measurement, specifically an operational definition of HCBS, a list of characteristics describing high-quality HCBS, and a measurement framework of 11 domains and 40 subdomains.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/68558

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State Trends in the Delivery of Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, the Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. (CHCS) published a new brief, “State Trends in the Delivery of Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports.” With support from The SCAN Foundation, seven states (Arizona, California, Kansas, Minnesota, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Texas) were selected to provide insights into current trends in both managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) program refinement and long term services and supports (LTSS) system reform.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/68244

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