Posts in category "Adult Day Services"
Anyone interested in aging in America should see Rest, a new play by Samual Hunter, about residents and staff in a northern Idaho assisted living facility, being performed at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theatre. On Sunday afternoon, after a matinee performance of the play, I was honored to moderate a town hall meeting themed around senior... Read more »
On June 14, Governor Quinn signed five pieces of legislation which collectively changed the landscape for Medicaid providers and recipients along with any 65+ adult who is developing an estate planning to protect assets and still secure Medicaid eligibility. The new laws will result in $1.6 billion in Medicaid saving reductions, increase the price of... Read more »
Recent headlines regarding the recent Medicaid cuts to Illinois long-term care providers only tell a portion of the dramatic story unfolding. Of course, for skilled nursing home providers, the reduction in Medicaid reimbursement is not welcome news, but ultimately no long-term care facilities will close as a result of this round of Medicaid cuts and balance... Read more »
Originally enacted in 1965, the Older Americans Act was the first initiative by the federal government to help seniors remain independent in their homes and communities. On March 28, 14 U.S. Senators (all Democrats) called for renewal of the Older Americans Act , whose programs provide basic necessities such as home delivered meals, home-care and... Read more »
Spotlight on the Land of Lincoln You already know from the last blog that Illinois ended up ranking 23rd overall in AARP’s State Scoreboard on LTSS for Older Adults. In the four dimensions it ranked (out of the 50 states) as follows: Affordability & Access 12; Choice of Setting & Provider, 33; Quality of Life & Quality... Read more »
As the Illinois budget battles get underway, I am reposting a blog first published on October 30, 2011 about the current state of affairs for long term care services and supports in Illinois. Not surprisingly, the cup is half full (or half empty) depending on your point of view. I’ll return next week with a... Read more »
The Medicare and Medicaid programs were signed into law by President Johnson on July 30, 1965. Almost 50-years later, many use the names of the two different programs interchangeably. Big mistake. Medicare (for the purposes of this blog) is the federal health insurance program for people 65 and older. Medicaid is health coverage available to... Read more »