Janette W. is a people person. So much so that she dedicates her “second” career to helping people—a job that’s like a calling. She works part-time as a resource specialist helping older adults and their caregivers access health care information at Camarillo Health Care District in Ventura County, a palm tree-laden region in the southernmost part of California’s Central Coast. VIEW ARTICLE
    National experts in policymaking, aging, health care, and other sectors released recommendations to federal and state policymakers outlining which temporary Medicare and Medicaid flexibilities are most likely to advance person-centered, equitable care for older adults if made permanent following the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). The COVID-19 PHE Flexibilities
    In this February 2022 Perspectives, Dr. Mohanty answers several questions regarding The SCAN Foundation’s aims and progress during during her first year of leadership.
    At the final week of our 2021 Forum, Amplifying All Voices in Aging, we were joined by founder of RENT Poet/Poet Laureate Brian Sonia-Wallace. Complementing our focus on technical aspects of the work we do to transform care for older adults, Mr. Sonia-Wallace authored a poem in real time to bring us back to the heart of the matter: What do we mean by “aging well” and “aging equitably”? Read the poem and learn more about RENT Poet.
    Upcoming holidays, very small gatherings could be the best setting for important family conversations. VIEW ARTICLE
    For a provider group that treats individuals through a mix of risk arrangements, one might reasonably inquire: What is the tipping point when it becomes financially advantageous to offer person-centered care to the entirety of its high-need, high-cost population? This report by Victor Tabbush, based on research conducted with provider groups in California, seeks to answer this question and provide insights.
    In this open letter, Dr. Chernof commends Governor-elect Gavin Newsom on his commitment to develop "a master plan for aging with dignity" in California. Dr. Chernof lists key areas that a master plan must address, such as incorporating strategies for older adults to live and age in the place they call home and providing pathways for older Californians to access affordable health care.
    One in three people in America ages 18-39 provides unpaid care to an adult friend or relative. Another third of millennials believe they will provide this kind of support in the next five years. To help prepare, here are 10 things millennials should know.
    This three-part series of field guides to managed care helps prepare, educate, and support aging and disability CBOs and health care payers to provide quality care and services. VIEW FIELD GUIDES
    Immediately following the 2016 presidential election, Dr. Chernof wrote a letter to then President-elect Trump describing five action items for supporting older Americans.
    Since inception six years ago, enrollment for The SCAN Foundation’s California Summit on Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) has doubled. The LTSS Summit provides a rare opportunity for service providers, aging and disability advocates, health
    Whether you’re over the age of 65 or have a loved one who is, there are simple, inexpensive things you can do TODAY to help plan for aging with dignity, choice, and independence. Access this checklist and share with others who might need it.
    Many community-based organizations receive funding from government contracts and foundation grants. Usually, these contracts are based on line-item budgets for a very specific scope of work. However, over the last few years new potential funding sources have materialized, primarily through the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. This guide offers considerations along with helpful tools to develop pricing for integrated care and community-based services.
    Stratifying Medicare-Medicaid enrollees by their level of need may help states and health plans prioritize and promptly address the care management needs of these individuals in order to ensure high-quality, timely care. This brief from the Center for Health Care Strategies describes how three states - California, Ohio, and Virginia - are accomplishing this work.
    The Foundation developed this Budget & Financial Planning Tool to assist community-based organizations in developing project-specific budgets, determining both expense and potential revenues over a 5-year time frame.
    Having regular conversations with your doctor is an important component of aging with dignity and independence. This guide describes important conversations to have with your doctor to prepare for changing health needs as you grow older.
    Someone turning age 65 today has almost a 70 percent chance of needing some type of long-term care (LTC) in their remaining years. Woman need care longer (3.7 years) than men (2.2 years) and while one-third of today's 65-year-olds may never need LTC, 20 percent (1 in 5) will need it for longer than five years. To better prepare, here are 10 things to know if you are providing help to an older loved one.
    The Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration program represents a major initiative to give people needing long-term services and supports (LTSS) more choice about where they live and receive care, and to increase the capacity of state long-term care systems to serve people in the community rather than in institutions. The MFP demonstration grew in 2011, from 31 to 44 state grantees, when 13 additional states were awarded MFP grants.