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A looming "care gap" will make it difficult to deploy a highly trained and competent workforce to provide long-term services and supports to a growing older population, says Robyn Stone. Stone delivered that message during a workshop that was co-sponsored by the Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence at the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
At the Annual Meeting in Dallas, Robyn Stone asked 210 board members from LeadingAge member organizations to consider the impact that 4 trends could have on the organizations they serve. Their response to her presentation gave Stone new hope for the future of aging services.
Managed care plans, accountable care organizations (ACO) or federally qualified health centers (FQHC) could help providers of affordable housing bring an integrated package of health care services into their housing properties. But selling these health care organizations on the Housing Plus Services model will take hard data, a clear business plan and an assurance that both parties will benefit from the arrangement, say 3 health experts who conferred recently with the LeadingAge Housing Plus Services Learning Collaborative.
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.
We all have a lot riding on the personal and home care assistants who keep our home and community-based services (HCBS) programs running. Robyn Stone finds it inconceivable that we’ve invested so few dollars in training and supporting them. She suggests 5 steps LeadingAge members can take to change that.