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.

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 »

Report: Working Together Toward Better Health Outcomes

July 25, 2017

The Partnership for Healthy Outcomes – comprised of Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), Center for Healthcare Strategies (CHCS), and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (Alliance), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) – set out to capture and analyze the lessons emerging in this dynamic space, as organizations explore partnerships to achieve… Read more »

Serving America’s Older Adults – 2017 Area Agency on Aging National Survey Report

July 11, 2017

With a grant from the Administration on Aging within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) partnered with Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University of Ohio to conduct an online survey that gathers information about AAA services, staffing, budgets and their evolving involvement in activities such as… Read more »

Strengthen Your State and Local Aging Plan: A Practical Guide to Expanding the Inclusion of LGBT Older Adults

July 11, 2017

As the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adult population grows, many Aging Network providers are starting to consider their needs and incorporate their perspectives in the planning process. By making some simple changes, LGBT populations can be brought to the table as aging services and programs are designed, implemented, and evaluated. This guide… Read more »

Generations: Field Guide to Managed Care

June 23, 2017

The American Society on Aging has developed a field guide to managed care that features articles from numerous experts and explores the landscape of managed care: what it is, why it is necessary, and how community-based organizations (CBOs) and healthcare entities are establishing partnerships and creating new opportunities. Case studies illustrate lessons CBOs have learned… Read more »

Integrated Care Resource Center

June 23, 2017

The Integrated Care Resource Center (ICRC) was established to help states share and learn about best practices for delivering coordinated health care to individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, who are among the programs’ high-need, high-cost beneficiaries. ICRC is assisting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office in working with states to… Read more »

ASPEN Solution Center

February 7, 2017

The ASPEN Solution Center is designed to help individuals, consumers and caregivers, clinicians, and healthcare administrators with the identification, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease-related malnutrition. We have the solutions to help you and your institution deliver optimal nutrition care. This page highlights ASPEN’s resources and tools for you to help yourself, your clients, and… Read more »

Webinar: We Know We Do Good Work, Now What?

January 27, 2017

Aging and disability community-based organizations (CBO) provide valuable and cost-effective services that improve the quality of life of countless individuals, their families and caregivers. This good work is evident to and celebrated by those who give and receive it, but often goes unnoticed or unappreciated by larger, more “traditional” healthcare entities. A critical competency for… Read more »

Webinar: Integrate Nutrition Services in Your Local Healthcare System

January 17, 2017

Don’t miss this upcoming webinar! Title: An Opportunity to Integrate Nutrition Services into Your Local Healthcare Community Presenter: Kim Delp, Senior Director of Home & Community Based Services Date: January 26, 2017 Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm ET To find out more – click here!

The Making of a Successful CBO: From Floundering to Flourishing

December 7, 2016

The healthcare system is in transition from more is better, to better is better; from organizational incentive to system incentive; and from “my patient” to “our population.” This transition amplifies the need to strengthen a network of multiple provider types, payers and consumers that can influence change and bring about the sought-after outcome: a more… Read more »

Toolkit: Understanding the Perspectives Among Healthcare Decision Makers: Path to a Pitch Perfect Value Proposition

November 30, 2016

Understanding the role/needs of various decision makers within specific health care organizations is a critical factor in the development/design of your value proposition proposals to these potential customers. This webinar identifies some of the key decision makers within health care organizations and the important issues that will resonate with them and maximize the development of… Read more »

The Food is Medicine Advocacy Toolkit

February 8, 2017

God’s Love We Deliver recently partnered with the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School to publish The Food is Medicine Advocacy Toolkit. This toolkit is designed to support the efforts of food and nutrition services (FNS) providers by providing practical guidance on how to identify and take advantage of opportunities… Read more »

2016 Pre-Conference Workshop – Hosted by Meals on Wheels America

October 25, 2016

Looking for 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop? Click here. Looking for 2014 Pre-Conference Workshop? Click here. Healthcare Integration 101: Payers, Players and Opportunities WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS The goal of this Workshop was to explore and discuss opportunities for home and community-based services (HCBS) to be a part of integrated healthcare services. Senior nutrition programs can deliver valuable services… Read more »

Meeting the Dietary Needs of Older Adults Exploring the Impact of the Physical, Social, and Cultural Environment: Workshop Summary

August 11, 2016

Older adults are a growing demographic group in the United States, and a range of physical, social, financial, and cultural factors affect their nutritional status. Metabolic and physiologic changes that accompany normal aging modify the nutritional requirements of older adults. An examination of evidence is needed to better understand how nutritional status is associated with… Read more »