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Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Elder Options

Learn how this Florida AAA partnered with a local hospital to help provide physical and mental health assistance, information, services and resources to older adults and people with disabilities who are just released from stays at a hospital or rehabilitation facility and need help while they recuperate in their own homes.

CMS Extends Deadline for Feedback on Medicaid HCBS Quality Metrics

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services extended until November 18 a deadline to submit comments informing Medicaid HCBS quality measurements. n4a plans to submit comments in response to this request for information—and we want to hear from you!

Preferred Provider Spotlight: TCARE

n4a members can rely on our Preferred Providers Program for discounts and special access to a range of the services and products that can help AAAs and Title VI programs achieve their missions. TCARE, a valued Preferred Provider, offers n4a members a trusted solution that not only supports caregivers but prevents caregiver burnout. Read on to learn how TCARE can help your agency better support older adults in your community.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Valley AAA

Learn how this Michigan AAA offered health and wellness classes and evidence-based programs to empower older adults to take control of their health by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, exercising and increasing socialization.

How Do Social Determinants of Health Impact Health and Wellness?

AAAs play a critical role in helping communities stay healthy by offering programs and services that address the social determinants of health. A recent article from PatientEngagementHIT takes a closer look at the degree to which certain factors such as transportation, food security, housing and income can affect one’s health.

Coronavirus Relief Negotiations Continue, But Pre-Election Expectations Dim

Despite a self-imposed Tuesday deadline to agree on a top-line amount for another round of COVID-19 relief legislation, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are still negotiating. As discussions drag on, expectations for action before election day continue to fade.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Clearfield County AAA, Inc.

Learn how this Pennsylvania AAA developed an innovative housing solution for older adults in the community, allowing them to live independently and have a better quality of life near family members at a more affordable cost.

Bill to Authorize Caregiver Corps Activities Introduced in Congress

Last week, Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced the Care Corps Demonstration Act to strengthen the country’s caregiving workforce and to help meet the growing demand for caregivers to support older Americans and people with disabilities.

n4a Joins Global Leaders at Ending Social Isolation and Loneliness Action Forum

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of social connection and shown that more must be done to alleviate the crisis of social isolation and loneliness, particularly for older adults. This week, n4a CEO Sandy Markwood joined a panel at the Coalition to End Social Isolation & Loneliness’ (CESIL) two-day Action Forum to share information about how n4a and our members are working to address social isolation and loneliness among older adults.

Improve Health and Well-Being for All with Healthy People 2030

Since 1980, the Healthy People initiative has set goals and measurable objectives to improve health and well-being in the United States. The initiative's fifth edition, Healthy People 2030, establishes public health objectives to improve the health of the nation, including goals relevant to older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers.
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