Study: Many homebound adults don’t access home-based clinical care, LTSS
C. Max Bachmann
May 26, 2023
Home-based clinical care and long-term services and supports (LTSS) are beneficial to homebound older adults, but many do not use these services, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Directors...
Using data to maximize HCBS for our most vulnerable
Oct 20, 2022
The rising cost of home- and community-based services combined with a growing population of individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities has made it difficult for states to meet...
To solve the caregiver crisis, we have to overhaul the LTSS system
Mar 21, 2022
There can be no healthy LTSS system, or true freedom for direct care workers, without a fundamental shift in their compensation and agency in their work.
Gas prices? Medicare cuts? When it rains, it floods for home care
Mar 18, 2022
Feeling a bit of a crunch lately with workforce costs? That is understandable as inflation, gas prices and this persistent caregiver shortage create upward pressure on home care and labor expenses.
Home- and community-based services are a safe bet
Mar 11, 2022
If you like to gamble and know a thing or two about post-acute care, it seems pretty clear where to put your money at this point: home- and community-based services (HCBS).
Spending on Medicaid HCBS totals nearly $116B in FY 2020, report finds
Mar 07, 2022
Spending on Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS) totaled $115.8 billion in fiscal year 2020, according to a new report released Friday from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
National Alzheimer’s Plan to look at value of informal caregiving, efforts to rebalance Medicaid LTC...
Jan 10, 2022
A 2021 update to the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease includes actions to examine the use of informal caregivers and states’ progress in rebalancing Medicaid long-term care toward home-and...
Senior living preferred over nursing homes for long-term care needs, but home still rules: study
May 04, 2021
When it comes to choosing a congregate setting for long-term care needs, 10% of adults in a recent study said they would prefer a senior living community, compared with 2% wanting to age in a nursing home....
Adviser to senior living communities: Think big before jumping into HCBS
Apr 22, 2021
“Thinking small” is the biggest mistake senior care communities can make when expanding into home-and-and-community-based services (HCBS).
Pandemic has bolstered LTSS, advocacy firm finds
Mar 02, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed state policymakers to make their Medicaid programs more flexible, analysts from Manatt Health, with funding from The SCAN Foundation, reveal in a recently published resource...