The number of individuals age 65 and older across the nation is projected to double in the next 50 years, from over 45 million in 2015 to over 95 million in 2065. California's age 65 and older population stands at 4 million, which is projected to double to over 8 million by 2030. This brief offers a basic primer on long-term services and supports (LTSS) in California within a national context. LTSS, also known as long-term care (LTC), provides assistance to people with disabilities of all ages, including older adults who need help with daily activities.
This LTC Fundamentals provides background on California’s behavioral health system, changes under parity requirements and the Affordable Care Act, and integration initiatives that are reshaping current delivery systems with the intention of expanding access and improving services.
The following brief provides a background on California's developmental disabilities service system, the role of Regional Centers, the Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, and system-wide deinstitutionalization efforts.
This LTC Fundamentals brief describes individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, as well as past and current efforts in California to integrate services for this population.
This publication provides a background on nursing facilities in California, including who uses them, what services they provide, and how these services are financed.
This publication provides background on the landscape of home- and community-based long-term care services funded by Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program.