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LeadingAge Issue Briefs

LeadingAge has the knowledge, the insights and the passion to expand the world of possibilities for aging. This page features information that can help you learn more about our field and how public policies affect our members and the people they serve.

 

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2014 Taxes Issue Brief

All 6,000 LeadingAge members are not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organizations. They serve 4.5 million seniors a year, employing well over one million people and hundreds of thousands of volunteers. 

2014 Home and Community Based Services Issue Brief

The population aged 65 and over is the fastest-growing age cohort in our country. As people age, they and their families often come to rely on a wide range of supportive services in order to live independently in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

2014 Financing Long-Term Services and Supports Issue Brief

The need for long-term services and supports is a risk we all face, a highly probable risk. As we reach age 65, we have a 70% chance of needing these services for an average of 3 years.

2014 Medicare and Medicaid Issue Brief

Medicare and Medicaid are essential sources of coverage for acute and post-acute care and for long-term services and supports. Private long-term care insurance, which in its current form has proven inaccessible and/or unattractive for most Americans, covers less than five percent of these costs. Most long-term services and supports are delivered in the home by family members, neighbors and friends in the home. 

2014 Quality In Nursing Home Care

Quality the public can trust is the core of LeadingAge's mission. LeadingAge and its members have a long history of initiatives, including Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes and Quality First, which have achieved measurable improvements in the quality of aging services. These initiatives emanate from the longstanding not-for-profit values of our members.