LeadingAge and the Elderly Housing Coalition hosted an informative 1-hour briefing targeted at Capitol Hill staffers to highlight the nexus between affordable housing and supportive services, as a rational way to address the needs of low-income seniors.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) has announced the temporary suspension of new administrative law judge hearings for Medicare claim and entitlement appeals. OMHA noted the backlog of 357,000 claims for Medicare services and entitlements already assigned to its 65 administrative law judges and the additional cases already pending assignment.
On Monday, November 4th, the SCAN Foundation and PBS NewsHour brought together a panel of 6 experts on long-term care to discuss proven models of care, domestically and internationally, and possible solutions for gaps within our current system.
Younger people who provide long-term services and supports to a family member or friend are more likely than non-caregivers to be planning for their own future care, according to a recent survey.
In this consumer-focused blog, Robyn Stone outlines 3 steps families can take to support the workforce that supports their older relatives. This blog originally appeared on the Huffington Post website.