The Buzz

News on transforming care for older adults


Tagged in: `long-term care financing`

October10 th
Today, we’re debuting a brand new www.TheSCANFoundation.org and e-blast platform titled The Buzz!
July11 th

Reflecting on our 10th anniversary, Driving Change: The SCAN Foundation’s First 10 Years highlights successes during our first decade and recommits to transforming care for older adults, now and for the future.

Annual report cover with older man in front of magazine stand

April24 th

New research from Health Affairs finds that more than 14 million older adults will lack the financial resources to afford housing and daily living needs.

Review supporting materials, and check out the webcast from this morning’s forum.

In the next 10 years, 67% of middle-income seniors will have 3+ chronic conditions.

January31 st
Today, Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) released a report on strategies to remove federal policy barriers so adults with complex care needs can get high-quality, person-centered, coordinated care.
January24 th
Dr. Bruce Chernof wrote a blog for Health Affairs that appeared on January 23, 2013.  Here’s an excerpt…

“Great struggles sometimes result in unexpected opportunities. In the waning moments of 2012, Congress remained in session to bridge partisan divides to solve the fiscal cliff impasse with the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA).

Signing the ATRA into law also achieved policy change on items far beyond the tax code. For example, the new law repealed the Community Living Assistance Services and Support (CLASS) provision in the Affordable Care Act.” Read on…