While states are offering consumers more choices for long-term services and supports (LTSS), we still have far to go to balance institutional care and home and community-based services (HCBS). Now there is a major opportunity to pick up the pace of that change.
Three Tools to Address Today’s Crisis in Nursing Homes and Shape the Future of Long-Term Services and Supports
To support states both in dealing with the crisis in nursing homes and shaping the future of LTSS, the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) has created and released three tools this fall: the Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard, the LTSS State Scorecard, and the LTSS Choices series.
Self-direction allows individuals to have greater choice over the services and supports they receive, including hiring and managing their own paid caregivers and purchasing items to live more independently at home.
These actions can enable relationships between family caregivers and long-term facility residents during the spread of COVID-19.
Minnesota has put a number of foundational strategies in place to meet the needs of older adults while managing the growth in our programs
In March, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia reaffirmed its prior holding that the federal government cannot approve changes to state Medicaid programs that are not consistent with the central objective of the Medicaid program
No one should have to go bankrupt when their spouses need Medicaid for home- and community-based services, such as help with eating, bathing or dressing. But unless Congress acts, people could lose this important protection
The future is unclear for a major federal demonstration program that was created to expand the range of long-term services and supports (LTSS) options available to individuals
Family Caregiver Supports in Medicare Advantage Plans: New Opportunities for Person- and Family-Centered Care
As Medicare Advantage plans consider their benefit packages for next year, here are four family caregiver-related recommendations for Medicare Advantage plans
Medicaid benefits many low-income Medicare beneficiaries, children, and people with disabilities, but new policies could cause beneficiaries to lose their coverage if they can't comply with the requirements
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