Particularly in light of new opportunities available to aging network programs under the Affordable Care Act, there are a number of opportunties for the aging network to collaborate with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the health care sector, as well as to partner with local networks of hospitals and other health care entities to provide a more holistic, person-centered approach.

ASPEN 2017 Conference: Nutrition for Patient Care—Real World Perspective

August 9, 2017

This video presentation by Dr. Correia discusses the current state of consensus in nutrition intervention guidelines and protocols, and then highlights institutional success in implementation of a nutrition-focused Quality Improvement Program (QIP). The QIP is associated with improvement of several important clinical outcomes, including a reduction in both length of stay and 30-day readmissions in… 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 »

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 »

Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative: MQii Toolkit

February 8, 2017

The Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQii) Toolkit is a guide for identifying and implementing clinical quality improvements for malnutrition care. It is designed to support changes among the care team’s clinical knowledge and raise awareness of best practices for optimal nutrition care delivery. Using this toolkit can help improve malnutrition care for older adults admitted… 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 »

ASPEN Malnutrition Toolkit

February 7, 2017

For the past 40 years, ASPEN has focused its strategic efforts on reducing the incidence of malnutrition in hospitalized patients. The following resources and tools have been made for you the, healthcare clinician, clinical nutrition managers, administrators, consumers, patients and caregivers. The A.S.P.E.N. Malnutrition Toolkit allows healthcare professionals to quickly access the latest articles, tools,… 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!

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 »

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 »

Webinar: Addressing Food Insecurity, One Partnership and Innovation at a Time

September 7, 2016

The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) invites you to join this upcoming webinar to discuss how not-for-profit health plans are implementing innovative approaches to address food insecurity in their communities. Join us and learn how: HealthPartners (Minneapolis, Minnesota), in partnership with the Valley Outreach Food Shelf, applies the principles of food marketing, behavioral economics… 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 »

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 »

Guide to Preventing Readmissions among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries

February 2, 2016

With support from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health, the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, in partnership with NORC at the University of Chicago, has created a Guide to Preventing Readmissions among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries. Racial and ethnic minority populations are more likely than their… Read more »