The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the deep existing flaws in the long-term care system and elevated opportunities to better support healthcare workers, improve care, and reducing disparities.
Task forces on both a national and state scale recently released separate reports that bring to light issues of concern and potential solutions. Continue reading
The fourth edition of the recently released 2020 LTSS (Long Term Services and Supports) State Scorecard ranks Massachusetts as 10th among state systems supporting older adults, people living with disabilities and their caregivers, according to state-level data compiled and analyzed by AARP, the Commonwealth Fund and the SCAN Foundation. Continue reading
Learning from New State Initiatives in Financing Long-Term Services and Supports, a 48-page report detailing findings from the analysis, was developed in partnership with Community Catalyst’s Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation. A 12-page Executive Summary is also available. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Nursing Facility Task Force, which includes state officials along with nursing facility and workforce stakeholders, recently released their recommendations on program, policy and funding adjustments to respond to recent trends in the industry. Continue reading
The LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston revealed its new website (www.LTSScenter.org) with helpful resources and research on a range of topics tied to Long Term Services and Supports. Continue reading