More HCBS Result in Lower Nursing Home Utilization
In a new policy brief by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), author Jane Tilly, DrPH argues that states who invest in Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) would likely see decreased use of nursing homes. The brief argues that states can do more for older adults with disabilities and goes on to:
- document problems with nursing home residents’ access to assistance in leaving their facilities to live in their communities,
- document differences in Medicaid beneficiaries’ receipt of LTSS by age and state,
- offer recommendations to states for promoting community living for older adults with disabilities,
- document the impact of providing increased HCBS to older adults with disabilities,
- describe the special circumstances of older adults with dementia, who are at high risk of nursing home use.
In a new policy brief by the Administration for Community Living, author Jane Tilly, DrPH argues that states who invest in Home and Community Based Services would likely see decreased use of nursing homes.
Check out the Healthy Aging Portal from the CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new Healthy Aging Data Portal. The portal provides easy access to CDC data on a range of key indicators of health and well-being, screenings and vaccinations, and mental health among older adults.
Data is presented in a rich graphical interface, and can be selected by state, region or aggregated nationally.