Aging/Older Adults

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The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on the Aging Services Network and the Older Adults They Serve

This issue brief explores the results from NCOA's survey on how the opioid epidemic impacts older adults and their caregivers. The brief explains the survey methodology, discusses key findings, and proposes recommendations for the aging network.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71899

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Nutrition Assistance Programs: Agencies Could Do More to Help Address the Nutritional Needs of Older Adults

This report looks at how federal agencies can better meet the nutritional needs of older adults. The study examines how older adults' nutrition is connected to health outcomes and the extent to which federal nutrition guidelines address older adults' nutritional needs. It also outlines the challenges program providers face in meeting older adults' nutritional needs. GAO makes a series of recommendations for HHS and USDA to improve federal nutrition assistance programs for this population.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71884

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Frequently Asked Questions: Hoarding Disorders and Older Adults

This resource is a follow up to NCLER's Legal Basics Training on Self-Neglect and Hoarding Disorders. It includes the presenters' answers to common questions from the webcast. The sheet covers information including what differentiates hoarding from clutter or collecting, how to identify and screen for hoarding, and what steps and treatment should be utilized in a hoarding case. This FAQ sheet also includes a list of additional resources on hoarding.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71858

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Living Below the Line: Economic Insecurity and Older Americans, Insecurity in the States 2019

This report estimates that half of all single older adults in the United States lack the income to afford basic needs, a calculation that matched Elder Index expense data with state-level income statistics. The report also ranks states based on their levels of elder economic insecurity by measuring the percentage of older adults who did not have sufficient income to meet their realistic expenses.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71848

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I&R/A Information Technology Systems: Findings from State Aging and Disability Agencies

This issue brief explores software systems that state aging and disability agencies use for resource databases and for client tracking, case management, and reporting. Data and findings are drawn from ADvancing States’ 2018 National Survey of Aging and Disability Information & Referral/Assistance (I&R/A) Agencies. This issue brief highlights responses from state agencies on aging and disability, though in some instances, data from all survey respondents is shared for comparison purposes.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71845

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Adding a Dental Benefit to Medicare: Addressing Racial Disparities

This brief describes the racial disparities in access to oral health and oral health outcomes. Coverage is a key factor in reducing the existing disparities. This brief proposes adding oral health as a Medicare benefit as a potential solution. It also proposes additional policy options aimed at reducing disparities beyond expanding oral health coverage,

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71816

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Protecting Older Consumers 2018-2019: A Report of the Federal Trade Commission

This report outlines the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) research, law enforcement, and education efforts aimed at protecting older consumers. The report finds that although consumers 60 and older report losing money to scams less often than younger adults, the amount of money they lose is higher. Older adults reported losing money most often to phone scams and online scams. This report also highlights the Pass it On campaign.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71808

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