Announcements

April 17, 2017
As we age, our nutritional needs change, and concerns arise around safety and feeding abilities. This presentation will identify the unique concerns and needs of people with dementia, and provide tips on how to assist in addressing these needs. In addition, the web seminar will describe challenges of using Meals on Wheels for people with dementia.
April 7, 2017
Join the webinar on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET. Presenters: Karen Stein, Ph.D. and Mary Twomey, MSW
April 6, 2017
The world of health and long-term care delivery is shifting from the fee-for-service model to one of pay-for-performance, where providers are incentivized to focus on the value they bring to patients, as well as the healthcare system's bottom line. Having a well-informed understanding of the health and long-term care payment and policy environment is a critical first step down the path to successful CBO-health entity partnerships. Here are two ways you can find out more about the changing landscape of the health and long-term care delivery system.
March 22, 2017
The AARP Public Policy Institute released No Wrong Door: Person- and Family-Centered Practices in Long-Term Services and Supports and Checklist this week at the American Society on Aging conference.
March 21, 2017
At ACL, we believe that every person should be able to make choices and to control their own decisions, regardless of their age, disability, or illness. ACL, in consultation with stakeholders from the aging and disability communities, has drafted a set of principles to guide our work in this area, and to enhance existing programs and services related to serious or advanced illness for older adults and people with disabilities.
March 15, 2017
A new Issue Brief is now available that addresses opportunities to improve nutrition for older adults and also reduce the risk of poor health outcomes. It is available at this address, http://nutritionandaging.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Malnutrition-Issue-Brief-final-3-2017.pdf.
March 15, 2017
The annual summary of the latest statistics on the older population, A Profile of Older Americans: 2016, is now available. This profile covers 15 topical areas including population, income and poverty, living arrangements, education, health, and caregiving. A description of the highlights of this document is below and the full document is attached. The profile has proven to be a very useful statistical summary in a user friendly format.  =============================================================== Highlights*
March 8, 2017
On March 8, 2017, ACL released the proposed revisions for the Centers for Independent Living Annual Program Performance Report (CIL PPR). The Notice of the Proposed Revisions (PDF) is now on display in the Federal Register and will be open for public comment until May 5, 2017. The CIL PPR will not take effect until after all comments are reviewed and a final information collection instrument is released.
January 19, 2017
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is requesting comments on its draft long-range plan for the period 2018-2023.
January 12, 2017
The Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended through P.L. 114-144 in 2016, included a provision requiring the Assistant Secretary for Aging to issue guidance to the Aging Services Network on serving Holocaust survivors.

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