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.

The Aging Network in Transition: Hanging in the Balance

February 4, 2016

This paper, ‘The Aging Network in the Transition: Hanging in the Balance’, covers key developments that are re-shaping the network as well as efforts to better measure the quality and value of its programs and services. The report also includes: case studies highlighting the work of the aging network in Florida, Massachusetts and California, discussion… Read more »

Building the Business Case: Community Organizations Responding to the Changing Healthcare Environment for Older Adults

February 2, 2016

The National Coalition on Care Coordination (N3C) sponsored a symposium at the March 2014 Aging in America Conference of the American Society of Aging. That symposium, “Building the Business Case: Responding to the Changing Environment for the Aging Network,” has informed much of the content and lessons reflected in this brief. This brief is intended… Read more »

Keeping Up with Health Care Organizations: Understanding the Value Proposition as Integrated Care Progresses

March 19, 2018

Hosted by the: National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging On December 9th last year,  we provided a webinar with Sharon Williams. In this previous webinar, Sharon discussed how nutrition program could align their services with the key issues that drive healthcare organizations’ primary needs. She also focused on consumer and compliance needs. This follow-up webinar … Read more »

Toolkit: The Key Drivers for Healthcare Organizations when Partnering with CBOs

August 17, 2017

The success of any customer outreach campaign is having a comprehensive understanding of their drivers and the solutions your organization can apply to their needs. This webinar addresses some of the primary drivers for health care organizations in the wake of the long term care services/supports initiatives, focusing on dual eligible plans, Medicaid/Medicare plans, hospitals,… Read more »

Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs Evaluation: Meal Cost Analysis

November 9, 2015

Nutrition Service Programs (NSP), administered by the Administration on Aging (AOA) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under the Older Americans Act (OAA), represents a key component of America’s strategy for ensuring that the health and social needs of older adults are adequately met…. Read more »

Process Evaluation of Older Americans Act Title III-C Nutrition Services Program

November 9, 2015

The mission of the AoA, now a part of DHHS’s Administration for Community Living, is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective system of long-term care that helps older adults maintain their dignity in their homes and communities. As part of its ongoing efforts to support program planning, improve program efficiency, and strengthen program effectiveness,… Read more »

Informing Strategies to End Senior Hunger in Native Communities

October 26, 2015

First Nations is deeply committed to assisting tribes and Native organizations in their ongoing efforts to end senior hunger. As of 2012, there were approximately 410,000 tribal elders age 65 and older in Indian Country. This number is expected to nearly triple between 2010 and 2050. As the Native senior population grows, so does the… Read more »

2015 Pre-Conference Workshop – Hosted by Meals on Wheels America

October 19, 2015

Looking for 2014 Pre-Conference Workshop? Click here. Positioning Your Program in the Healthcare Market WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS The Affordable Care Act provides exciting growth opportunities for senior nutrition programs to become part of the integrated healthcare solution for older adults and people with disabilities. The goal of this intensive workshop is to senior nutrition programs assess… Read more »

OAA Title IIID & Evidence-Based Programs Webinar

October 1, 2015

Plan to join ACL for a webinar about the requirements and how to meet the evidence-based program requirements of the Older Americans Act Title IIID. The requirement to use Title IIID dollars for only the highest-level evidence based programs will go into effect nationally on October 1, 2016, though some states are implementing the change… Read more »

Toolkit: HCBS Providers Use Quality Improvement to Demonstrate Impact

March 19, 2018

In this webinar, listeners will gain and overview of quality improvement, how it can be used to improve your program and how it can be used as an effective tool for piloting with hospitals and payers. This training was led by Andrey Ostrovsky, CEO of Care at Hand and two representatives from leading HCBS providers,… Read more »

Toolkit: Improving Aging Services for LGBT Seniors

August 17, 2017

In this webinar, listeners will have the opportunity to learn from Tim R. Johnston, Manager of Education and Training for the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging – why it’s different to grow older as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender identified individual. This interactive webinar explored the culture, needs and concerns of LGBT older… Read more »

Special Issue 2015: Home- and Community-Based Meal Services for Older Adults

August 28, 2015

The goal of this Special Issue of the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics is to feature state-of-the-field original articles that provide research-based insight into different programs and approaches that deliver nutrition-related home- and community-based services (HCBS). This is the first single body of work that details many facets of evidence regarding these programs,… Read more »

2014 Pre-Conference Workshop – Hosted by Meals on Wheels America

October 19, 2015

Looking for 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop? Click here. Strengthening the Network through Home and Community-Based Service Pre Conference Intensive Workshop – sponsored by the National Resource Center for Nutrition and Aging August, 25, 2014 – Scottsdale, Arizona This intensive workshop was designed to guide participants through the steps needed to become part of an integrated care solution… Read more »

Building the Business Acumen of CBOs: A E-Learning Primer

September 15, 2015

In partnership with the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York, a series of online training resources for community-based organizations to build their business acumen were developed by the SCAN Foundation.