Thinking Policy

The message from recent data is clear: nursing home residents and staff need booster shots now.
There is both an opportunity and an imperative to redesign the next Scorecard. This tool has the potential to draw further attention to critical issues in LTSS exposed by the COVID-19 crisis and help states build and maintain momentum in their efforts to modernize their LTSS systems.
Many older adults are unable to afford the hearing care they need. But that could soon change, thanks to a pair of developments.
Here's a look at some notable innovations in Original Medicare that put person and family first.
The Build Back Better Act that recently passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and is under consideration in the U.S. Senate includes several sections that could drive improvement in nursing home staffing and ultimately resident care and safety.
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Older workers have much to gain from online learning and working. A new study examines the barriers and opportunities that exist for older workers accessing online programs, with a focus on their digital skill levels.
Food insecurity disproportionately hits Black and Hispanic older adults.
In many ways, we are still in the eye of the storm when it comes to seeing the employment effects of COVID-19.
As facilities use the lessons learned to put in place policies and programs to continue delivering COVID-19 vaccines, they also should evaluate the quality and effectiveness of their influenza and pneumococcal immunization programs.
Recent research from AARP analyzed rural-urban and racial and ethnic disparities in rural areas, highlighting the complexity of rural health issues for older adults.
New report highlights importance of extending ARPA premium tax credit expansion.
There are so many reasons to choose a nursing career. Nurses make a difference in individual lives and communities in ways that have consistently earned them the public’s trust.
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In their search for educated workers, both employers and state workforce readiness policymakers may be overlooking a substantial source of untapped talent: the many adults in the United States who have some college but no degree.