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Blog topic: Longterm Services and Supports

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Reimagining the State LTSS Scorecard: Invitation to Chart a Path Forward

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed both new and longstanding cracks in the long-term services and supports (LTSS) system—cracks that have serious implications for consumers in need of LTSS and their family caregivers. It is time to reimagine, redesign, and rebuild both...

Moving on from COVID19 in LongTerm Care blog

Moving on From COVID-19 in Long-Term Care

By: Susan Reinhard, June 02, 2021

COVID-19 spoke to us about an issue long overdue for attention, and it is now time to heed its message. That issue is long-term care. To be sure, the pandemic has changed the way we think of long-term care,...

state opportunity blog

States Have Immediate Opportunities for New Federal Funding Of Home and Community-Based Services

By: Brian BurwellSusan Reinhard, May 27, 2021

As AARP’s Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard makes clear, states are offering consumers more choices for long-term services and supports (LTSS), but we still have far to go to balance institutional care and home and community-based services (HCBS). ...

Presumptive eligibility blog

Helping People Live at Home: Presuming Eligibility for Medicaid

By: Susan ReinhardBea Rector, May 04, 2021

If there is one thing that our COVID-19 pandemic experience has taught us, it is that we should do all we can to avoid unwanted admissions to nursing facilities. It is true that some people want to go to...

NH Vax blog

Nursing Home Vaccinations Got Off to a Good Start, but the Next Phase Demands Attention

By: Susan ReinhardJames McSpadden, April 19, 2021

COVID-19 has left an indelible mark on nursing home staff, residents, and their families. As of April 12, over a year after officials declared a public health emergency, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have reported more than 1.4...


Three Tools to Address Today's Crisis in Nursing Homes and Shape the Future of Long-Term Services and Supports

By: Susan ReinhardAri Houser, December 16, 2020

The news is shocking but not surprising. Nursing home resident deaths and infections among both residents and staff are skyrocketing to record highs in most of the country, and to national levels not seen since...


Embrace Opportunity for LTSS System Improvements amid the COVID19 Crisis

By: Megan Burke, November 02, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally shaken our nation to its core, with some 7 million cases and over 200,000 deaths as of October.1 Older adults have been disproportionately impacted, and with the intersectionality of age, race, gender, disability,...


Washington States First of Its Kind Solution to Help People Pay for Long Term Services and Supports

By: Bea Rector, September 25, 2020

As a result of the continual growth in our nation’s aging population, it is expected that 7 out of 10 older adults will at some point need help with daily living activities such as medication management, transportation, and meal preparation....


A Solution, with or without Pandemic: Let Individuals Hire Family for Care

This blog is part of a series of posts being produced periodically in advance of the 2020 release of the next Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard. The well-publicized coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns with long-term care facilities have highlighted how...

Granddaughter pouring water into a pot on stove, with her grandmother looking on in the kitchen, Pheonix, Arizona

State Survey Demonstrates Rebalancing Successes and What Remains to be Done

By: Damon Terzaghi, April 23, 2020

This blog is part of a series of posts being produced periodically in advance of the 2020 release of the next Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard. Those of us who have worked in long-term services and supports (LTSS) for...

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