It takes an array of services in the community, collaborating with each other, to achieve the mission of keeping an individual at home. The aging network has always focused on a person-centered approach to the delivery of services, creating a system and a culture that coordinates all available resources to serve the needs of an individual.
The Administration on Aging, as well as state and local aging network programs, collaborate with other agencies and organizations in the parallel systems (including Older Americans Act services, food assistance, home- and community-based services, public health, transition care and the healthcare continuum)  to link services, seizing opportunities to more efficiently serve individuals.

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 »

Cost per Unit Tool

April 16, 2015

The Cost Per Unit Calculation Tool is an additional resource to help organizations determine the costs of services in order to set prices.

Wireless Kiosks: Improving Health and Reducing Costs

April 16, 2015

Use of wireless technology to monitor and provide real-time interventions on senior health issues. The goal is to improve health, thereby reducing ER visits, days in the hospital and delay or eliminate the need for long-term care.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Community Characteristics

April 16, 2015

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Community Characteristics webpage allows users to search for fact sheets by Congressional District. The tool looks at demographic data of all households in the district and then does some comparison of those on SNAP versus those who are not. Demographics presented include: age groups, poverty level, race/ethnicity, median income,… 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 »

High-Tech Aging: Improving Lives Today

April 16, 2015

LeadingAge CAST has just released, “High-Tech Aging: Improving Lives Today,” a vision video that shows how current technology can facilitate coordinated care and aging in place. The video demonstrates the possibilities through the story of Alma, an 83-year-old woman whose journey from home to hospital, rehabilitation and back home is assisted by technology. This movie… Read more »

Food Environment Atlas

April 16, 2015

Food environment factors–such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics–interact to influence food choices and diet quality. Research is beginning to document the complexity of these interactions, but more is needed to identify causal relationships and effective policy interventions. The objectives of the Atlas are: to assemble statistics on… Read more »

phConnect

April 16, 2015

phConnect is an online tool that supports public health professionals and those interested in meeting, sharing ideas, and working together to advance public health. phConnect provides members with the ability to join communities, participate in discussions, and work on products with others in the field of public health.

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.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

April 16, 2015

The MMWR weekly contains data on specific diseases as reported by state and territorial health departments and reports on infectious and chronic diseases, environmental hazards, natural or human-generated disasters, occupational diseases and injuries, and intentional and unintentional injuries. Also included are reports on topics of international interest and notices of events of interest to the… Read more »

Aging in Place: An Expectation and a Technology Market

April 16, 2015

Technology to help age in place is at its most available and lowest cost to date. Technology promises to help tighten and grow care provider relationships, improving the ability to age more successfully, remain at home longer and more safely, and better weather change over time. “Before the tech revolution, the village took care of… Read more »