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 July 20, 2016

On June 27, 2016, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed California’s 2016-17 budget. The enacted budget includes program modifications that impact the health and human services delivery system serving older adults and people with disabilities.

CA State Budget and Policy
Posted June 20, 2016

Making the business case for new modes of care requires a comprehensive financial analysis, including calculating the return on investment (ROI).  The ROI Calculator is designed to help health care organizations and others develop and operate person-centered care models that serve high need older adults and are sustainable.  

A version of the ROI Calculator with an example scenario is also available.

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 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 June 20, 2016

As Medicare moves away from fee-for-service and utilization-based managed care to value-based purchasing, addressing older adults’ health in light of functional needs is becoming a business necessity. In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof recognizes delivery systems that champion person-centered care as the practical way of the future and introduces two resources to help health systems leaders justify and ramp up greater adoption of person-centered care models.

Person-Centered Care | Business Acumen