Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) allow people who would otherwise be institutionalized to live in their own homes.  
Services under HCBS programs vary by State, but they can often include home delivered meals, personal care assistance, home health care, skilled nursing care, homemaker services, behavioral supports, rehabilitation, transportation, case management and other services.

Webinar: Social isolation: Impact and Age-Friendly Interventions

March 7, 2018

Loneliness or social isolation among older adults has been demonstrated to adversely impact both mental and physical wellbeing. Recent studies have outlined that social isolation among older adults is associated with increased health care spending by Medicare. Some suggest that social isolation should be considered a social determinant of health. In Great Britain, Prime Minister… Read more »

Toolkit: Exploring the New Older Adults and In-Home Safety Report

March 7, 2018

This webinar allowed participants to learn about the new Older Adults and In-Home Safety report funded through Meals on Wheels America’s strategic partnership with The Home Depot Foundation. In an ongoing effort to provide the Aging Network with the tools it needs to succeed, Meals on Wheels America created this comprehensive resource to explore the… Read more »

Webinar: The Age Friendly Health Systems Initiative: Building Community-Clinical Collaboration to Improve Care and Outcomes for Older Adults and Their Families

February 28, 2018

Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series—a Collaboration of n4a and ASA Register now for FREE Includes complimentary CEUs* To address the many gaps in quality care that confront older adults and their families in today’s healthcare environment, and to ensure improvements in care experience, health outcomes and costs of care, The John A. Hartford Foundation… Read more »

Webinar: Environmental Scanning for CBOs

February 27, 2018

Environmental scanning is a key first step in the development of a business plan for community-based organizations (CBOs). This process can help CBOs identify internal and external factors that will affect long-term sustainability. Who are potential Competitors, Comparatives, Complements, and Collaborators, and how does this information help a CBO accomplish its goals?  Please join the Aging and Disability Business… Read more »

TIM Talks: Business Acumen Webinar Series

March 1, 2018

The Administration for Community Living (ACL), Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs (ONHPP), in collaboration with consultant Tim McNeill, hosts a Business Acumen webinar series entitled, TIM Talks. Webinars feature discussions on various business acumen related topics in an inviting question and answer format. In addition to specific topics, participants always have the opportunity… Read more »

2018 Healthy Aging Summit

January 22, 2018

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the Office on Women’s Health within HHS, along with the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) are now accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the 2018 Healthy Aging Summit! The Summit will be held July 16–17, 2018 in Washington, DC. Share your work in the science of healthy aging — submit your abstract today! Older… Read more »

Using Community Partnerships to Integrate Health and Social Services for High-Need, High-Cost Patients

January 20, 2018

In order to better address health-related social needs, communities across the country have been experimenting with programs to connect health care providers with community-based organizations (CBOs) that address social needs, such as housing, food insecurity, and assistance with utilities and transportation. This brief from the Commonwealth Fund surveys the landscape of these programs, highlights common… Read more »

Building Complex Care Programs: A Roadmap for States

January 4, 2018

States pursuing the three-part aim of improved health, high quality care, and reduced costs often start with programs for complex care populations. These programs target high-need, high-cost Medicaid enrollees who are the most frequent users of costly sites of care, such as emergency departments and inpatient settings, but whose needs are often best met in… Read more »

Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: A Toolkit for States

March 7, 2018

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) and Manatt Health has developed a new toolkit that provides a targeted menu of long-term services and supports (LTSS) reform strategies adopted by state innovators that may be replicated by other states. The toolkit identifies concrete policy strategies, operational steps, and federal and state authorities that states have… Read more »

Patterns of Collaboration among Health Care and Social Services Providers in Communities with Lower Health Care Utilization and Costs

December 12, 2017

Many older adults have complex health problems that are exacerbated by non-medical problems such as unsafe housing, poor nutrition, lack of transportation, and isolation. Increasingly, health care providers are trying to address these social issues in addition to treating medical conditions. Commonwealth Fund–supported researchers explored how providers coordinate with local social services organizations and identified… Read more »

Eldercare Locator Data Report 2017

November 15, 2017

The Eldercare Locator—a public service supported by the U.S. Administration on Aging—is the only nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support and resources on an array of aging issues. This report examines 2016 data collected by the Eldercare Locator—calls, email requests and on-line  chats—which indicates two major findings: First,… Read more »

Access to Public Benefits among Dual Eligible Seniors Reduces Risk of Nursing Home and Hospital Admission and Cuts Costs

August 15, 2017

The healthcare sector is in the midst of a major shift as new payment models demand both improved health outcomes and reduced healthcare costs. However, little is known about whether specific non-medical interventions can positively impact health outcomes and associated healthcare costs, particularly among low-income seniors and other high-utilizers. With this research gap in mind,… Read more »

Evaluation of the Effect of the OAA Title III-C Nutrition Services Program on Participants’ Food Security, Socialization & Diet Quality

July 13, 2017

The 2017 evaluation of the Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Program for the Elderly provides results and information on the impact of the program on the participants’ food security, socialization, and diet quality. Comparisons are drawn from the previous evaluation of the program conducted in 1995. This evaluation also serves to provide insight into areas… Read more »