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In the United States, 43 million adult family caregivers care for someone older than age 50, and 14.9 million care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The last updated value of that caregiving was $450 billion per year, and it only stands to grow. These caregivers need our help, and ASA supplies the information and resources they need. What are the latest models for preventing cognitive decline? How much will long-term care cost and what are the other options? How does palliative care work versus hospice? Are there intergenerational programs that can enrich the lives of those with dementia? Find the answers here.



Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars. 


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Sponsored by The National Committee for Quality Assurance

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Is June 15

posted 05.15.2017

Each year, an estimated 5 million older persons are abused, neglected and exploited. Older adults throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that they desperately need to pay for basics such as housing, food and medical care. And it is estimated that only about one in five of those crimes are ever reported.

Ethical Caregiving and Protecting Elders

posted 05.09.2017

By Beth Lueders

Many elders are too afraid to speak up about the missing medication, or the yelling, or the unexplained bank withdrawals. It’s hard to come to terms with the fact that a close relative or loved one is actually a conniving bully instead of a dutiful caregiver.

Call for Proposals to Present at the 2019 Aging in America Conference

ASA’s 2019 Aging in America Conference
Call for Proposals Is Closed.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.

Click here to view the recorded presentation at no charge.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Presented by ASA’s Mental Health and Aging Network (MHAN)

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

Defining Quality and Why It Matters

posted 04.17.2017

By Catherine Anderson

There’s a saying that “You manage what you measure.” Whether you’re a program administrator within a state agency, a CEO of a health plan or a healthcare provider, what we choose to measure dictates where we focus our time and resources. That’s why identifying the right set of meaningful measures is so important—especially when it comes to the development of programs that serve individuals in need of long term services and supports (LTSS).

How Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Can Help Family Caregivers

Event Date: 
04.27.2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Short Description: 

The CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO), in collaboration with The Lewin Group and AARP, is excited to announce an upcoming webinar.

Full Description: 

Family caregivers are an integral component of the care team making it possible for their family member to live at home rather than in an institutional setting. However, their unpaid assistance, which in 2013 amounted to around 37 billion hours, can take a toll on their physical and emotional health. In November 2016, AARP published a report detailing how managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) can better address family caregivers’ needs. The report highlights a shift toward a person-and family-centered care approach along with new federal rules that are in place to support family caregivers in Medicaid.

This webinar will provide an overview of AARP’s report including promising practices demonstrating effective family caregiver supports for adults enrolled in Medicaid MLTSS programs and for those older adults who are Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. Presenters from AARP will describe current innovative practices to support family caregivers in Financial Alignment Initiatives, including a focus on South Carolina Healthy Connections Prime and the Dementia Cal MediConnect Project, followed by a representative from Molina Healthcare who will speak to implementing these practices within a health plan.

In summary, the webinar will present the following information:

  1. Explain how managed long-term services and supports can lead the way to advancing person- and family-centered care;
  2. Describe promising practices demonstrating effective family caregiver supports; and,
  3. Provide tools and recommendations that pave the way to better addressing family caregivers’ needs.

Featured Speakers:

  • Michelle Bentzien-Purrington, Vice President, MLTSS and Duals Strategy, Molina Healthcare, Inc.
  • Wendy Fox-Grage, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute
  • Lynn Friss Feinberg, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute
  • Susan C. Reinhard, Senior Vice President, AARP Public Policy Institute

Intended Audience:

This webinar is intended for a wide range of stakeholders—care managers, family caregivers, staff at social service agencies, Medicare–Medicaid plans, Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs), managed long-term services and supports programs, and consumer organizations.

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