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    Posted 05.10.2018
    People’s strong preference for aging in place and the growing need for states to save money on institutional care have fueled a variety of federal initiatives to “rebalance” from institutional care to home- and community-based services. Read More
    Posted 05.08.2018
    There is a lack of research to inform us whether these different standards between genders caused women to actually drink less or simply to report drinking less. Read More
    Posted 05.08.2018
    The In Focus Section of the May–June 2018 issue of Aging Today explores what tops the aging advocacy agenda.  Read More
    Posted 04.26.2018
    ASA Immediate Past Chair Bob Blancato testified before the House Appropriations Labor-HHS Subcommittee today in Washington, D.C. on FY19 funding for elder justice programs.  Read More
    Posted 04.19.2018
    To demonstrate states’ progress, the AARP Public Policy Institute, with support from The SCAN Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund, presented “Picking up the Pace of Change Through Innovation: Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard,” a 90-minute session at the 2018 Aging in America Conference. Read More
    Posted 04.13.2018
    The Spring 2018 issue of Generations, guest edited by Erin Westphal and Victor Tabbush, is the second in a series of three issues to tackle the managed care partnerships between healthcare and the community, this one centering on building business acumen. Read More
    Posted 04.09.2018
    Across the country, budget shortfalls have put pressure on state Medicaid programs that pro­vide most publicly funded long-term service and supports. Read More
    Posted 04.09.2018
    It is important to note, air pollution can trigger COPD and asthma and increase the risk of heart attack in older adults, especially those who are diabetic or obese. Read More
    Posted 04.09.2018
    Given that age-related vulnerabilities such as diabetes, hypertension, vision or sensory deficits, im­paired mobility, cognitive decline or mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety are more common in late life, policymakers, program managers and care providers should learn optimal … Read More
    Posted 04.09.2018
    As the nation grapples with how to address the devastating opioid crisis, little attention has been given to a growing group of silent heroes who are stepping up to help our children and com­munities heal—our nation’s grandparents. Read More