LTSS / HCBS / PACE
Home care and home healthcare providers are emerging from the long war against the COVID-19 virus, only to be confronted with a different battle: the one for talent.
Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) are enjoying a moment in the limelight, as the Biden Administration and congressional Democrats push to expand home-and-community-based services.
InnovAge, a leading provider of Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), opened the doors to a new 25,000-square-foot senior care center Wednesday in Roanoke, VA.
Although a bipartisan infrastructure deal reached Thursday did not include much-sought-after funding for home- and community-based services and affordable housing, the senior living industry is hailing another piece of legislation that invests in older adults.
A centralized access point to long-term care would fill “a gaping hole” in the health and long-term infrastructure by helping “guide families through the process of finding and navigating care options for their loved ones,” including “determining if home care, institutional care or assisted living is the best option,” three senior living and care industry experts say in a new opinion piece.
As infrastructure reform discussions focus on expansion of Medicaid home- and community-based services programs, senior living experts are reminding policymakers that assisted living should be part of the conversation.
The United States needs a centralized access point for families to learn about long-term care options as well as Medicare and Medicaid, write Anne Tumlinson, David Grabowski, Ph.D., and Robert Kramer in an opinion piece in The Hill.
Home care, hospice and other home-and-community-based service providers are applauding the latest move by the Biden administration to increase COVID-19 vaccinations among homebound seniors.
If proposed social insurance plans actually were to pass and take effect, senior living operators may find themselves with even fewer private payers and more residents dependent either on Medicaid or one of those new, equally poorly funded government programs.
Assisted living providers could gain access to a $12.7 billion infusion for Medicaid home- and community-based services through the American Rescue Plan.
In January, ConcertoCare a tech-enabled, risk-based home healthcare provider, named Julian Harris, M.D., to lead the company into a post-COVID-19 landscape.
Ride-share companies Uber and Lyft are part of the latest effort to get the COVID-19 vaccine into the arms of more people, including homebound seniors.
InnovAge, a new publicly traded company that contracts with Medicare and Medicaid through the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), experienced signs of pandemic recovery in the fiscal third quarter, the firm said this week.
An announcement from the federal government about the release of $1.4 billion in funding from the American Rescue Plan for programs affecting older adults for the first time acknowledges assisted living as a provider of home- and community-based services in its discussion of the American Jobs Plan.
On Monday, paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) began fanning out across Los Angeles County, vaccinating homebound seniors.
“Thinking small” is the biggest mistake senior care communities can make when expanding into home-and-and-community-based services (HCBS).
Bipartisan legislation that would permanently extend spousal impoverishment protections for Medicaid beneficiaries receiving long-term care is being resurrected in Congress.
Vaccine hesitancy among staff continues to be a problem with home care agencies and providers of home-and-community-based services (HCBS).
In a sign of the growing momentum to increase home- and community-based services (HCBS) Sen. Bob Casey, chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, on Thursday introduced legislation to expand access to Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PAC)
President Joseph Biden’s $400 billion plan to upgrade the nation’s caregiving infrastructure could include ways to help middle-income Americans pay for long-term care through Medicare of Medicaid.