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May 2022 Courtney Roman, Clare Luz, Carrie Graham, Nida Joseph, Kate McEvoy,
A new guide for state officials examines the challenges that direct care workers face — and the administrative, funding, policy, and regulatory levers that states can use to better support this critical workforce. More
The United States is facing a dire shortage of direct care workers who provide essential services to older adults and individuals with disabilities.… More
April 2022 Kate McEvoy,
Kate McEvoy outlines how health care directives are important not only to people of advanced age, but also people with serious illness, folks who have reason to mistrust the health care system, people whose faith practice influences their health care decisions, or anyone who wants to provide clarity for his or her loved ones. More
April 2022 Malya Levin, Joy Solomon, Esther M. Friedman, Jirka Taylor,
The elder shelter model, pioneered by the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Justice at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale and now replicated in more than a dozen communities nationwide, addresses a critical gap in services for older adults experiencing abuse. More
March 2022 Kate McEvoy, Erin Westphal,
States need to find ways to improve their program capacity and management capabilities to make sure that these new resources transform systems of care and meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities. Such improvements will also help states meet their own policy goals. More
February 2022 Kate McEvoy, Charles Milligan,
While the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken some actions to promote a focus on quality, much more should be done to articulate federal policy and to inspire and incentivize improvement. More
December 2021 Alice Bonner, Kate McEvoy, Sarah L. Szanton,
And as state and federal government agencies partner to address spending on at-home services, both have opportunities to help older adults age in community by implementing emerging, evidence-based interventions that braid funding for both medical and social supports. More
November 2021 Marcella Maguire,
For the past 30 years, the supportive housing sector has been working to align systems of financing and practice and develop place-based solutions for the most vulnerable. More
September 2021 Madeleine Shea, Aaron Tripp,
The American Rescue Plan will help state officials address the needs of older adults, particularly through its temporary increase in the federal match for certain Medicaid home- and community-based services spending. More
July 2021 Rachel Block,
States sometimes forge new paths in health policy. For example, Washington State recently created the first long-term care insurance law and… More
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