Creating a Balanced Understanding of Aging

The reason the Positive Aging Movement has emerged so strongly in the past 10-15 years is that the dominant view of aging has fallen VERY short in providing an accurate picture that truly serves individuals as we age and our society as a whole. Yes, most of us do suffer losses and diminishments of certain … Continue reading

6 Steps for Speaking to a Local Community Group

Speaking at a local community group can raise the profile of your issue, bring in new activists, and create useful alliances. Here are six steps to follow: STEP 1: Pick your audience Possibilities include senior centers, faith-based groups, social action committees, service clubs and political organizations. STEP 2: Pick your topic There are numerous facets about … Continue reading

Retirement Communities Step Up Their Game

With the rate of US citizens who are nearing retirement age increasing at a rapid pace, the retirement community business has been upping its game in an effort to increase their marketshare in the industry. It seems that those who are benefitting the most from this type of competition within the industry are the retiring … Continue reading

Retirement Communities in US

Retirement community refers to an active adult community where array of housings are available for retirees and seniors. These housings have been designed exclusively for those who are retired and on or above a certain age limit. Retirement communities have been planned with an aim to satisfy the retirements of the retirees. Amenities such as, … Continue reading

TSF & N3C: BUILDING THE BUSINESS CASE: COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS RESPONDING TO THE CHANGING HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT FOR AGING POPULATIONS

Form our colleagues at The SCAN Foundation: Click here for report: BUILDING THE BUSINESS CASE: COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS RESPONDING TO THE CHANGING HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT FOR AGING POPULATIONS

LAO: The Universal Assessment Tool: Improving Care for Recipients of Home- and Community-Based Services

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From our colleagues at LAO: In 2012, the Legislature authorized the development and pilot implementation of a universal assessment tool (UAT) to streamline eligibility and level-of-need determinations for three home- and community-based services (HCBS) programs that provide care to seniors and people with disabilities. Our analysis finds that the benefits of a UAT likely outweigh … Continue reading

NASUAD: Community Based Organizations and MLTSS: An Issue Brief to Assess CBO readiness

Click here for report: http://www.nasuad.org/sites/nasuad/files/CBO%20Readiness%20for%20MLTSS%20Dec.%202014.pdf?utm_source=1-14-15+%28NASUAD%2C+NewsHour+%29&utm_campaign=1-14-15&utm_medium=email

NSCLC: State Officials, Providers, and Disability and Aging Groups Praise CMS Guidance on HCBS Rule

From our colleagues at NSCLC:  Since Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) release of final regulations regarding the settings of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) rule in January 2014, there has been some confusion among providers, families, advocates, people with disabilities and their families over whether people will lose services on March 17, … Continue reading

NCOA: 2014 HCBS Conference Materials and Video Presentations

From our colleagues at NCOA:  Presentations from the 2014 Home and Community-Based Services Conference are available online. The annual event sponsored by the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) focused on programs and services to help keep people independent in their own homes. Continue here for Conference Materials and Video Presentations: http://nasuad.org/hcbs-conference/2014-hcbs-conference-materials-and-video-presentations

California Healthline: New Law To Shorten Medi-Cal Application Process for Community Clinic Startups

by David Gorn his week, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill to shorten the amount of time to process applications for primary care community clinics that want to serve Medi-Cal patients. AB 2051 by Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) will give the state Department of Health Care Services 30 days to certify community clinics … Continue reading

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