In order to advance our mission of improving the health of older adults, Hartford Foundation staff and grantees use the power of convenings, educational programs and publications to develop and disseminate new ideas, opportunities and best practices. We encourage you to explore the News and Events section for the latest breaking information and innovations related to the care of older adults.
With support from the John A. Hartford Foundation, Justice in Aging recently published an issue brief that analyzes how well states are implementing a 2014 rule that creates the right to person-centered care planning for Medicaid consumers of long-term services and supports.
FrameWorks' "Gauging Aging" Webinar was recently featured along with other grantees of the Hartford Foundation in a Sarasota Herald-Tribune article on "Reframing the Conversation on Growing Old." The article was penned by Barbara Peters Smith, a John A. Hartford Foundation Journalist in Aging Fellow who published a three-part series in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on "The Home Care Revoluation."
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) recently released a profile of the United States population over age 65 based on data from the US Census. This year's report titled "A Profile of Older Americans: 2014 is now available from the ACL website along with profiles from prior years.
In honor of Older Americans Month, Community Catalyst has released a video on "Building Bridges to Better Health" which emphasizes the power of the Voices for Better Health collaboration between consumer advocates and geriatrics providers to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable older aduts.
The National Health Policy Forum recently published an issue brief that examines the Medicare Advantage Star Rating system. Despite the popularity of Medicare Advantage, issues with the Star Ratings system remain, including: how performance metrics are developed, chosen, and maintained; how differences among beneficiary populations (particularly with regard to the dually eligible and those receiving low-income subsidies) should be recognized; and the extent to which health plans can control the variables on which they are being measured.