Publications

Posted August 2, 2016

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.

Long-Term Care Financing | Caregiving | Home and Community-Based Services
Posted June 20, 2016

Person-centered care works for older adults with chronic health conditions and daily living needs, but how does it apply to health care organizations?  Is it financially sustainable?  Is there a return on investment?  This report, complemented by an issue brief – Person-Centered Care: In Today’s Health Care Environment, the Business Case Is Stronger than Ever – shows how person-centered care can result in fewer hospitalizations and emergency room visits while increasing one’s quality of life. 

Person-Centered Care | Business Acumen
Posted June 20, 2016

Person-centered care works for older adults with chronic health conditions and daily living needs, but how does it apply to health care organizations?  Is it financially sustainable?  Is there a return on investment?  This issue brief, based on a full report – Person-Centered Care: The Business Case – shows how person-centered care can result in fewer hospitalizations and emergency room visits while increasing one’s quality of life. 

Person-Centered Care | Business Acumen
Posted November 14, 2015

This policy brief summarizes findings from the newly released long-term care financing option research by the Urban Institute and Milliman, Inc., courtesy of Health Affairs.

Long-Term Care Financing
Posted June 24, 2015

California’s implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) holds tremendous opportunity for both health care and long-term services and supports (LTSS) delivery.  This brief describes the state’s implementation of key ACA provisions to improve services for older adults and persons with disabilities, and notes additional recommendations for system transformation. 

Dual Eligibles | CA State Budget and Policy | Care Coordination
Posted March 16, 2015

Signed into law in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act included provisions to transform the health care delivery and long-term services and supports systems for older adults. The Foundation's most recent brief highlights eight elements focused on care coordination and increased access to home and community-based services implemented since the law's enactment.

Care Coordination