How Capped Medicaid Funding Impacts LTSS

Attention Aging Advocates, Below you will find a great resource that Senior Staff Attorney, Amber Christ of Justice in Aging, shared with us today from Community Catalyst: http://www.communitycatalyst.org/resources/publications/document/Impact-of-Medicaid-Per-Capita-Caps-on-LTSS.pdf This information deals specifically with the impact to LTSS (Long-Term Services and Supports) by per capita caps.    

Save The Date: 2017 SCAN LTSS Summit

Advancing aging with dignity and independence.

Who Will Be Our Aging Champion?

“Is California prepared to meet the needs of the aging baby boomer generation?” That was the question posed three years ago by the California State Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care chaired by Senator Carol Liu (D-La Canada), where I served as Chief of Staff. After a year of research, briefings by experts … Continue reading

Why Medicaid Matters for the Aging Community

Want to know what proposed changes to Medicaid would mean for older adults and the State of CA? These changes could drastically affect LTSS, long-term services and supports, which supports the most vulnerable older adults. Please see the link below from our national partner, NCOA. If you’re not sure what Medicaid is or who it … Continue reading

Three Ways to Buy Long Term Care Without Paying Premiums Out of Your Pocket

Stop 100 people over 65 on the street and ask them if they will ever need to go to a nursing home and 99 will say, “No!” Folks tend to equate long term care insurance with nursing homes, but there are other aspects of long term care. Home care, assisted living, adult day care and … Continue reading

Five Excuses People Use For Not Buying Long Term Care and Why None of Them Hold Water

From my experience in working with seniors, here are the five most offered reasons why people have not purchased long term care. In most cases, the reasons are not valid. It’s not that they don’t make any sense; it is due to lack of information. So here are the big five along with some insights … Continue reading

Neglect in the Nursing Home: A Nursing Essay

The feeling of neglect has been a part of human life. Since childhood we have had the feeling of being neglected which is being compensated by the love and care of our parents. This essay will try to understand about the same feeling for the elderly. This nursing essay tackles one of the most common … Continue reading

Long Term Care Planning: Planning For The Future

Long term care planning can save you a lot of time and money. By planning in advance, you are taking care of the possibility that you or someone you love may no longer have the ability to take care of… Long term care planning can save you a lot of time and money. By planning … Continue reading

2015 White House Conference on Aging Recap

If you were not able to attend the White House Conference on Aging or a watch party for the Conference, here are links to video and information discussed during the event! Click here for: FACT SHEET: The White House Conference on Aging Click here for more WHCOA Videos and Discussion Guide!

California Healthline: New Reports Shine Light on Long-Term Care Problems

by George Lauer For a couple decades now, advocates for seniors and aging Californians have warned that long-term care problems will get larger and more numerous if government and health industry officials don’t make some policy changes. Three new reports are turning up the pressure on policymakers: A report titled, “A Shattered System: Reforming Long-Term … Continue reading

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