Here’s an overview of our work for you in December 2018.
The first report issued by the Long-Term Quality Alliance (LTQA) summarizes findings from interviews with seven Medicare Advantage organizations discussing how they approached the issue of whether or not to take advantage of the newly available HCBS supplemental benefits.The report notes that while the plans are enthusiastic about including these benefits that some key barriers remain to achieving that goal.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) released this new tool in October of 2018, following a year of significant disasters and numbers of older adults who had been impacted across the country.
Fair Housing Act at 50
Most people know that the Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability in a variety of housing and housing-related activities. What many people may not know is that 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.
LeadingAge partners with Argentum and other stakeholder organizations in gathering financial performance data for seniors housing communities. Properties eligible to participate include assisted living, life plan communities, and non-subsidized senior housing.
We are urging as many LeadingAge members as possible to complete the survey, since the size of the sample will determine the quality of the report generated.