Home- And Community-Based Services

Don't demonize nursing homes if you want to improve long-term services and supports, officials say at unveiling of AARP rankings

Don't demonize nursing homes if you want to improve long-term services and supports, officials say at unveiling of AARP rankings

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States with the best long-term care systems tend to favor home- and community-based options but do not view nursing homes as the enemy, officials said at the unveiling of new rankings Thursday. Minnesota again topped the scorecard produced by the AARP Public Policy Institute with support from The SCAN Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund.

Transition from facility to home- and community-based care greatly increases dual eligibles' risk of hospitalization, study shows

Transition from facility to home- and community-based care greatly increases dual eligibles' risk of hospitalization, study shows

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Dual eligibles who moved from a long-term care facility to home- and community-based services had a 40% increased risk of a potentially preventable hospital stay, according to recently published research.

Groups release blueprint in response to New York's call to overhaul Medicaid spending

Two groups recently unveiled a blueprint for home- and community-based services reform in New York. The report is in response to a call from the Citizens Budget Commission to fundamentally restructure Medicaid spending in the state.

After economic storm, new long-term care business strategies

After economic storm, new long-term care business strategies

Long-term care organizations are looking differently at their operations as a result of the economic crisis of 2008 and 2009.

Use of managed care for long-term care could save $140 billion, insurance report finds

Use of managed care for long-term care could save $140 billion, insurance report finds

Modernizing long-term care and other Medicaid-funded programs could yield hundreds of billions of dollars in government savings over the next 10 years, according to a new report from UnitedHealth Group.

Healthcare reform law lays groundwork for new long-term care system

Healthcare reform law lays groundwork for new long-term care system

The new healthcare reform law, with provisions such as the CLASS Act and community-based initiatives, will improve long-term care in the United States.

Senate set to begin debate this week on healthcare reform bill

Senate set to begin debate this week on healthcare reform bill

Fresh from its Thanksgiving break, the Senate is scheduled to pick up its debate over healthcare reform on Tuesday. Some provisions affecting senior care providers are similar to those in the House bill and some are different.

Supreme Court ruling cited in argument for removing mentally ill from nursing homes

Supreme Court ruling cited in argument for removing mentally ill from nursing homes

A 10-year-old Supreme Court ruling is being dusted off to make the case for taking the mentally ill out of nursing homes and supporting them in the community and at home.

Bill would allow Medicare to pay for adult day care services

In a move that would further shift the focus of long-term care away from nursing homes and toward other home- and community-based services, Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) Thursday introduced a bill that would allow Medicare to pay for adult day care services.

HCBS workers fight for overtime pay

As the home- and community-based services segment continues to grow, some HCBS workers are trying to change current laws that prevent them from receiving overtime pay and minimum-wage protections, according to recent reports.

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