California nabs federal funding for home- and community-based program for Medicaid beneficiaries
Sep 10, 2012
California is the first state to get regulatory approval for a federally funded program aimed at keeping elderly and disabled individuals out of nursing homes.
Affordable Care Act laws targeting elderly could harmful consequences, study suggests
Jun 25, 2012
Three Affordable Care Act initiatives often touted as coordinating care and improving outcomes for elderly adults could actually make their circumstances worse, a new study suggests.
Tales of transition
Jun 07, 2012
It’s hard not to be struck by the number of transitions that are occurring all over the place this time of the year. My refrigerator is plastered with birth announcements, wedding invitations, high...
Federal nursing home-to-community transition program falling woefully short, researchers say
May 29, 2012
A program meant to transition nursing home residents out of institutional care and into their own communities is not meeting projected transfer rates, a national analysis finds.
New Medicaid regulations give states flexibility with home and community based services
Apr 10, 2012
State Medicaid programs have been granted additional flexibility in providing home- and community-based services to elderly and disabled individuals, according to new regulations.
States that opt for nursing homes over HCBS may face reprimand
Jul 26, 2011
The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to issue citations to several states in coming weeks for failing to keep people with disabilities in communities and out of institutionalized care.
Pave the way for all
James M. Berklan
Jul 15, 2011
Eye-opening is the only way to describe results of a new study by Brown University researchers into eldercare usage patterns. In brief, they found that minority residents have been entering nursing homes...
Researchers cite four ways to include long-term care more effectively in healthcare reform efforts
Jul 17, 2009
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...
HCBS workers fight for overtime pay
Jun 29, 2009
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...