Category: Advocacy

Seniors Suffer Amid Widespread Fraud By Medicaid Caretakers

By Melissa Bailey November 7, 2016 An Alaska man developed gangrenous toes. A Philadelphia woman froze to death on the street. An Illinois woman died emaciated, covered in excrement. These patients suffered as their government-paid caretakers neglected them, collecting paychecks under a Medicaid program that gives elderly and disabled people non-medical assistance at home. In some cases, […]

New Research Addressing Family Caregivers Needs

Please click on the link below to read this new report on family caregivers and managed long term services and supports, from Susan Reinhard et al of the AARP Public Policy Institute. http://www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2016/family-caregivers-and-managed-ltss.html “This study finds that managed care can lead the way in advancing person- and family-centered care,” and highlights promising practices from TennCare, South Carolina […]