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.

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 »

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 »

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.

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 »

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Data System

April 16, 2015

This data set provides time-series data on State and county-level estimates of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation and benefit levels, combined with area estimates of total population, the number of persons in poverty, and selected socio-demographic characteristics of the population.

California’s Older Adult Participation in SNAP

April 17, 2015

California has the lowest older adult participation in the SNAP program nationwide. California Department of Aging and other state agencies have worked together to increase the older adult participation in SNAP. BarbaraEstrada.pdf

Food Desert Locator

April 17, 2015

The Food Desert Locator: presents a spatial overview of where food-desert census tracts are located; provides selected population characteristics of food-desert census tracts; and offers data on food-desert census tracts that can be downloaded for community planning or research purposes.

Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MMLTSS): Increasing State Interest & Implications

April 17, 2015

This Forum session (Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MMLTSS): Increasing State Interest and Implications for Consumers, Quality of Care, Providers, and Costs) explored lessons learned from state experiences with MMLTSS, evidence of its effect on cost savings and quality outcomes, actions being taken by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to help… Read more »

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 »

Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households: Fiscal Year 2010

April 17, 2015

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides millions of Americans with the means to purchase food for a nutritious diet. SNAP is the largest of the 15 domestic food and nutrition assistance programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). This report describes the characteristics of SNAP households and participants… Read more »