LeadingAge has partnered with the National Cooperative Bank (NCB) and Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) to launch LeverAge, a program to address the financing needs of LeadingAge members serving low-income older people. LeverAge can be used to reposition, to expand, or to add to aging services, housing, and long-term care programs serving at least 40% of the participants at 80% or less of area median income.
Health officials suggest Ebola cannot be spread through casual contact, rather a person becomes infected through contact with blood and other bodily fluids of others already infected. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) also communicates "Individuals who are infected are not contagious until symptoms are noted." Find out what you can do to protect yourself, your workers and your patients.
Should your continuing care retirement community (CCRC) begin to offer home and community-based services (HCBS)? Peter Notarstefano, director of home and community-based services at LeadingAge, offers his perspective—as well as practical advice for making your decision and implementing an HCBS program.
HealthStream's Ebola Reference and Support Center is designed to provide up-to-date resources for healthcare providers in light of the current Ebola virus disease outbreak.
Providers are moving towards initiating their own contracts, and must be prepared to negotiate with third-party payers and organizations similar to ACOs.