Tag: PACE

Community-based Health Organizations – An Innovation Path for Supportive Services

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By Anne Montgomery Time is growing short to make big changes to basic processes for service delivery to elders, who will soon constitute one-fifth of the U.S. population. Basically, we have a mismatch between the health care delivery system and what many older adults actually need. Typically, older adults typically see multiple clinicians working in

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Pick up the PACE to a New World of Eldercare

By Anne Montgomery, Sarah Slocum and Christine Stanik What do you need to know in order to remain in your own home as the years advance? Where can you turn for good, reliable services in a costly, chaotic, constantly shifting health care system? One possible answer is PACE (the Program of All-inclusive Care for the

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Expanding PACE Opportunities in Our Community

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By Sonja Love Felton, LMSW, MPA Executive Director of Huron Valley PACE huronvalleypace.org Huron Valley PACE, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, is a young PACE organization – we were established only 4 years ago. However, we’ve been moving quickly since the day we opened our doors. Most readers likely know that PACE is an acronym for Program

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Re-Designing Society for Our Future Selves by Joanne Lynn

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Let’s try a thought experiment. Imagine that the government assembled a “Medicare Design Commission” that includes not only the usual assorted experts, but at least as many 88-year old women living alone on Social Security in second floor walk-ups, aiming to have them represent the target population of elderly people coming to face the multiple

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PACE Flexibility Provisions that Would Help Medicare-Only Beneficiaries

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A new analysis from The Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness lays out the key regulatory flexibilities that are central to allowing a greater number of Medicare beneficiaries to enroll in PACE, and includes links to relevant regulatory and statutory policy. The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly is a highly promising model

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Family Caregivers Rising: A Bipartisan Constituency

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By Anne Montgomery In the midst of Congress’ highly divisive and bitterly partisan debate over the future of Medicaid and a possible rollback of the Affordable Care Act, there are oases of thoughtful, bipartisan legislative progress. These proposals focus on a quietly powerful constituency: family caregivers. Another area of rational reform is Medicare policy, where

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Innovations for the Elderly: Getting a Running Start on Real Reforms

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By Mark Dann and Anne Montgomery Tens of millions of us are going to live well into our 80s and 90s, a remarkable sign of progress and achievement that we can attribute to our public health and medical care systems. But as we age, we grow frailer. And at that point, we need a different,

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America CARES: An Emerging Consensus-Based Approach to Moving a Family-Focused Caregiving Agenda Forward

By CECAI and Caring Across Generations Staff Caring for others has become the defining issue of our time, and grows increasingly salient in political campaigns with each passing day. This emerged as the defining theme of a November 14th forum, “America CARES,” which was headlined by Altarum Institute’s Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness

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MediCaring Communities Proposal Shows Substantial Savings in Medicare Costs

New York, New York, July 5, 2016—A new financial simulation for a novel model of care, called MediCaring Communities, has shown significant Medicare savings for frail older adults who need both medical care and nonmedical support services. Medicare savings ranged from $269-$537 dollars per person per month, depending on the community, its past patterns, and

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