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.

Toolkit: HCBS Providers Use Quality Improvement to Demonstrate Impact

November 3, 2016

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.

How Community-Based Organizations Can Support Value-Driven Health Care

August 28, 2015

Anad Parekh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS, and Robert Schreiber, MD, of the Hebrew SeniorLife Medical Group, have published an article in the Health Affairs Blog that explains how vital it is to connect patients with community-based organizations, such as Area Agencies on Aging. The article includes real-world examples as well as data that support… Read more »

The National Aging Network Survey: 2013 Results

April 16, 2015

The 2013 National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging builds on previous surveys to assess the evolving role of AAAs in the new health care delivery system. Findings from this survey highlight the changing population served by AAAs and how these agencies are building partnerships throughout the delivery system to better meet the needs of… Read more »

Toolkit: POMP To Go Part 1

August 17, 2017

Resource Topic Guide The POMP website contains all the information and tools necessary to conduct performance-related surveys of Older Americans Act service recipients on the state and local level. These tools may also be useful to other social service and support programs. POMP Tutorial for the POMP Toolkit (WMV, 7 minutes) to familiarize you with… Read more »

Technical Assistance Centers for Family Caregiver Support Programs

April 16, 2015

The Technical Assistance Centers for Caregiver Programs and Lifespan Respite, is an initiative of the Family Caregiver Alliance – National Center on Caregiving (FCA) and the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center (ARCH). FCA and ARCH are collaborating to translate what is currently known about the design and delivery of cutting-edge caregiver services and… Read more »

Caregiving PolicyDigest

April 16, 2015

This focused newsletter from Family Caregiver Alliance’s National Center on Caregiving offers a fresh look at the rapidly changing environment of caregiving. You’ll receive briefings on key legislation, news on innovative public programs, and the latest information on caregiving and long-term care policy at national and state levels. This FREE electronic newsletter is delivered twice… Read more »

Medicare.gov: Caregiver Resources

April 16, 2015

A one-stop source of information and support for caregivers, this site provides links to multiple resources and organizations to help the nearly 66 million Americans caring for an aging, seriously ill, or disabled family member or friend.

Caregivers

April 17, 2015

Caregivers are people who take care of other adults, often parents or spouses, or children with special medical needs. Some caregivers are family members; others are paid. Caregiving is hard, and caregivers of chronically ill people often feel stress. They are “on call” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This web site has… Read more »