Announcements

September 13, 2017
Date/Time: September 27, 2017 from 2-3 p.m. ET Webinar Description: The goal of this web seminar is to review how HIPAA and its Privacy Rule permits the sharing of patient information with family members, friends and caregivers, as well as the components of the HIPAA right-of-access and ways in which it enables individuals and their caregivers to be more involved in their own care. Participants in this web seminar will be able to:
September 12, 2017
ACL recently awarded grants totaling nearly $3 million to 14 states to support caregivers by strengthening lifespan respite care programs. These programs seek to improve the well-being of families by coordinating existing respite systems, providing education and training opportunities, and expanding respite services.
September 11, 2017
Chronic conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart, lung, or brain diseases, are a part of most Americans’ lives. People with chronic conditions, as well as their caregivers, live with and adapt to the presence of these diseases.
September 6, 2017
Last month, HHS issued a proposed 2018 Physician’s Payment Rule that included changes to Medicare payment rules, coding, and quality measures
September 5, 2017
A key component of America's strategy for ensuring that the health and social needs of older adults are adequately met is represented by the Title III-C Nutrition Services Program (NSP), which is administered by the Administration on Aging (AoA) under the Older Americans Act (OAA).
September 1, 2017
Hurricane Harvey has been devastating for many communities in Texas and Louisiana, impacting people of all ages and abilities. As emergency response rescue efforts continue and recovery efforts begin, understanding and accommodating the unique circumstances faced by older adults and people with disabilities will be critical.
August 31, 2017
People are coming together to help survivors of Hurricane Harvey in many ways. This support shows the positive side of people helping other people. Our networks are working hard to take care of each other. Americans are supporting those who are in need – they are doing so selflessly and with good intentions. First responders, the military, and regular citizens are working tirelessly to help our aging and disability communities with their needs.
August 29, 2017
Today, at the National Adult Protective Services Association conference, ACL released the first consistently, systematically, and nationally collected data on the abuse of older adults and adults with disabilities.
August 23, 2017
The Aging and Disability Business Institute [operated by National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) and a team of partners] has launched a new Readiness Assessment tool, a powerful resource that will help community-based organizations (CBOs) determine their capacity and preparedness for engaging in contractual partnerships with health care payers an
August 15, 2017
These 2017 CDSME grantees will reach about 38,000 older adults and adults with disabilities with evidence-based self-management programs, empowering them to better manage their chronic conditions.

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