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.
The 2016 LeadingAge Senior Housing Issue Brief.
Over 12 million Americans of all ages with functional impairments today rely on personal assistance and other long-term services and supports (LTSS) to perform daily activities, to maintain their quality of living and, live as independently as possible.
Medicare and Medicaid are essential sources of coverage for acute and post-acute care and for long-term services and supports. LeadingAge is advocating to remedy the problem of "observation days" and prevent any more cuts in Medicare reimbursement.
Quality the public can trust is the core of LeadingAge's mission. LeadingAge and its members have a long history of initiatives which have achieved measurable improvements in the quality of aging services. A generation after OBRA '87, it is time for an objective, third-party assessment as to whether the present federal-state oversight system is achieving high quality of care and quality of life for nursing home residents.
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.