Aging/Older Adults

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Expansion Medicaid Transitions Guide

This guide is intended to educate state advocates nationally about the expansion Medicaid-to-Medicare transition process, assist them in troubleshooting problems their clients are facing, and guide them as they explore potential improvements to current processes. State advocates can use this guide as a roadmap to help residents access Medicare and other insurance programs and ensure that Medicare beneficiaries receive the benefits for which they are eligible.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70833

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Senior Food-Assistance, Related Programming, and Seniors' Experiences Across the Feeding America Network

This study highlights the issues older adults face in maintaining their health and food security status, including chronic disease, social isolation, mobility, transportation, and limited income and affordability. This study engaged almost 150 older adults and 90 program managers and community agencies across 9 states. It examined 17 different program delivery models, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Commodity Food Supplemental Program (CSFP).

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70832

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State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia, The 2018-2023 Road Map

This Road Map outlines actions state and local public health agencies and their partners can take to stimulate changes in policies, systems and environments. The goal is also to ensure that initiatives to address Alzheimer's can be easily and efficiently incorporated into existing public health initiatives. The Road Map outlines 25 action items for the field of public health to promote brain health, better care for people with cognitive impairment, and increase attention to caregivers.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70831

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Policy Spotlight: New Federal Law and Rules Open Door for Integrated Care in Medicare Advantage

This brief summarizes how recent changes to Medicare Advantage may enable AAAs and other CBOs to form new partnerships with Medicare Advantage plans. These partnerships can be used to provide supplemental benefits, such as home-delivered meals and transportation, to beneficiaries. The updated brief covers additional guidance from CMS on the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70807

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AARP Employment Data Digest September 2018

AARP's Public Policy Institute (PPI) publishes a monthly update on employment numbers for people ages 55 and over. This report draws from monthly data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. AARP PPI has recently released its September 2018 version of the digest. The unemployment rate for people ages 55 and older declined to 2.8 percent, but the percentage of long-term unemployed ages 55+ increased to 34.6 percent.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70803

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HCBS Conference 2018- Presentations

While faced with new challenges, reduced budgets, and growing populations requiring more services, states are stronger than ever, and the work they do is more effective than ever in reaching individuals and addressing their needs. The National Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference 2018 highlights these achievements, allowing states to share best practices, present unique partnerships, and recognize the work of their peers.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70802

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Measuring the Value of AAA Services: Making the Case to Health Care Partners

This report discusses the results of a poll investigating how AAAs measure the value of their services. The poll also examined if AAAs' value proposition development has led to successful partnerships. In addition to highlighting the findings of the poll, this report also reviews key informant interviews from AAAs who have successfully used value measurement to strengthen partnerships.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70779

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The Potential to Reduce Falls and Avert Costs by Clinically Managing Fall Risk

This study reviews literature on fall risk factors and prevention strategies. It uses peer-reviewed research from between 1994 and 2017 to estimate the number of medically treated falls that could be prevented and the direct medical costs that could be adverted. The estimates were created by looking specifically at evidence-based fall interventions in clinical settings.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70766

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AARP Employment Data Digest July 2018

AARP's Public Policy Institute (PPI) publishes a monthly update on employment numbers for people ages 55 and over. This report draws from monthly data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. AARP PPI has recently released its July 2018 version of the digest. Despite the overall labor force participation rate declining, the rate for people ages 55 and older increased slightly to 40.2 percent. The unemployment rate for people ages 55+ remained at 3.1 percent for the third consecutive month.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70748

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