Q: How many seniors are estimated to have a mental health concern?
When California launched Cal MediConnect, its landmark dual eligible demonstration project, its architects knew the challenge they were accepting.
A small set of community-based organizations are seeking to deliver coordinated care to people coping with multiple chronic conditions and functional limitations who wish to live well and safely in the community.
CMS offers hospitals more flexibility to settle disputed inpatient claims ... Nursing homes interested in new secondhand smoke detector, Dartmouth researchers say ... Australian researchers announce Alzheimer's blood test progress ... SCAN Foundation releases blueprint for person-centered healthcare systems
An august panel of aging care experts will meet Monday in Washington to film a discussion about creative global and international models of eldercare. The gathering is sponsored by PBS NewsHour and funded by the SCAN Foundation. Everything from managed care programs in Minnesota and California to a voucher program in Finland and caregiver support systems in Taiwan will be examined. NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan will moderate the session, which will include an array of well-known U.S. aging thought leaders.
Lack of information prevents long-term care planning even for those with high incomes, SCAN report findsAugust 16, 2013
Americans who are earning high incomes often do not plan sufficiently for their long-term care needs, according to a new report from the SCAN Foundation and Langer Research Associates.
If a profession were going to grow so much it could dominate certain employment sectors in the near future, it would only make sense to start focusing more on that profession, wouldn't it? Long-term care operators and managers, get ready to gain a lot more sense about your biggest employee group.
A new poll* finds that two-thirds of people 40 years old and older have done little or no preparing for the challenging and expensive reality of aging. I think most people seem to have the mentality, "I'll cross that bridge when I come to it." Kids, if you're at least 40 years old, the bridge is here.
Americans don't like to think about their eventual long-term care needs and don't have a realistic understanding of how the long-term care system works, according to a poll released Wednesday. Given that other surveys have reported similar findings for years, the results show the public's consistent lack of knowledge about long-term care.
Q: What are the top issues the Long-Term Care Commission needs to address? A: We need to address the knowledge deficits that exist in the general public about long-term care needs. And we need a new set of tools that helps people better prepare as they age.
The country's long-term care financing system for consumers must be revamped within five years to meet the needs of aging baby boomers, according to The SCAN Foundation. In eight reports released Wednesday, the organization laid out policy recommendations for taking pressure off government programs while increasing the availability and affordability of long-term care financing for consumers.
Long-term care operators must engage states to ensure Medicaid reimbursement following ACA ruling, provider group saysJune 28, 2012
While the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, it struck a provision that said states would lose their Medicaid funding if they don't comply with the planned expansion.The ruling means progressive action on maximizing Medicaid reimbursement is still needed, a top long-term care advocate told McKnight's.
Lawmakers should weigh costs associated with dementia when coordinating care for Medicare beneficiaries, analysis suggestsMay 17, 2012
As policymakers seek to integrate care for dual eligibles, they need to consider the cost of treating beneficiaries with dementia, new data suggests.
Even states that are doing well with offering reasonably priced, high-quality long-term care support services could do better, according to a new report released by three aging advocacy groups.
Greater numbers of older disabled Americans are choosing assisted living or continuing care retirement communities over nursing homes, but have higher rates of hospitalization, a new report says.
Elderly dual eligibles, those individuals that receive Medicare and Medicaid benefits, are at risk for experiencing substantial drops in care when moving between Medicare and Medicaid coverage, a new report shows.
In my 25 years as a physician, I've never heard anyone describe themselves as a "functionally impaired patient with chronic multiple conditions," a "long-term care recipient" or a "dual eligible." Yet these types of terms are used every day among healthcare professionals, policy wonks and advocates to describe the very people on whose behalf we work.
A new report released Thursday by Georgetown University researchers, in association with The SCAN Foundation, presents four possible options for including long-term care services and supports in reform legislation.