- Old People Are Cool, Design for Them Sucks: High-quality design has thankfully made its way into just about every category of products and services…except for things made to serve Americans age 65 and older. Learn what TSF is doing to improve design efforts with older adults.
- Treating the Other 1% – Americans with Unmet Needs: One percent of people with complex care needs account for 20 percent of U.S. health care expenditures, and they often experience multiple medical and long-term care challenges. Join Dr. Chernof for a discussion on delivering better care to these individuals.
News on transforming care for older adults
The Long-Term Quality Alliance (LTQA), in collaboration with ATI Advisory (formerly Anne Tumlinson Innovations), recently held a public briefing on implementing Medicare Advantage, non-medical flexibilities made possible through the CHRONIC Care Act. A recording of the event and related materials are now available.
Every three years, based on results of the AARP Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) State Scorecard, we honor states making significant progress in improving LTSS for older adults, people with disabilities, and family caregivers.
In 2017, Vermont was awarded the Pacesetter Prize for Affordability and Access. The state moved up from No. 19 in the 2011 Scorecard to No. 3, exhibiting more improvement than any other state. The next Pacesetter Prize recipients will be announced in summer 2020.
Watch videos, both of our float at the Tournament of Roses® parade and of our two youngest float riders sharing what they’ve learned about caregiving.
We announced today that after 12 years as the founding President and Chief Executive Officer, Bruce A. Chernof, MD, FACP, will retire by the end of 2020. He has led the Foundation since its beginning in 2008. Read the full press release.
Our initiative page on partnerships between community-based organizations (CBOs) and the health care sector links to myriad resources including the Aging and Disability Business Institute, training modules for CBOs to build their business acumen, and last year’s Blueprint for Health Plans.
The Care Excellence training program helps prepare care management teams in health plans and hospitals to best serve diverse older adults with complex needs. Check out the latest course offerings.
A TSF-authored AARP blog post discusses how the California Master Plan should engage public and private sectors in systems-based solutions that touch all aspects of life experience (e.g., health, human services, housing, and transportation, among others).
In his first Perspectives of the new year, Dr. Chernof reflects on the substantial progress to transform care for older Californians that occurred last year, and highlights some of the key opportunities looking forward.
By participating in the 2020 Rose Parade® presented by Honda, we recognized family caregivers of all ages that serve as everyday heroes in the lives of older loved ones. Here are a few related media stories:
- USA Today – Watching the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day? One float will honor family caregivers with message of hope
- Forbes – Policymakers still are not paying attention to the needs of frail elders and their families
- The Orange County Register – Rose Parade float shines the spotlight on unsung humanitarians: adult caregivers
Here are TSF’s top three most accessed publications last year:
On Tuesday, January 7, the Long-Term Quality Alliance (LTQA) – in collaboration with Anne Tumlinson Innovations (ATI) and with support from TSF – will hold a public briefing on Medicare Advantage and the CHRONIC Care Act. We invite anyone interested in Medicare Advantage supplemental benefits to hear from Senator Mark Warner and a policy panel of expert stakeholders. Register today!
Representing the GenX generation on our Rose Parade® float, Claudia Farfan has cared for her mother for 33 years and is appreciative of the family medical leave benefits her employer offers.