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Gaining Momentum: A FrameWorks Communications Toolkit

March 1, 2017

The way Americans currently think about aging creates obstacles to productive practices and policies. How can the field of aging help build a better understanding of aging, ageism, and what it will take to create a more age-integrated society?Click "Download" to access this resource.

Independence at Risk: Older Californians With Disabilities Struggle to Remain at Home as Public Supports Shrink

December 6, 2011

Presents findings about aging Californians with disabilities who depend on paid public programs and unpaid help to live at home. Makes policy recommendations, including consolidating long-term care programs and enhancing support for caregivers.

Stressed and Strapped: Caregivers in California

September 20, 2011

Profiles the demographics and self-reported physical and mental health status of informal caregivers caring for a family member or friend, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease; psychological distress; and unhealthy behaviors.

Raising Expectations: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People With Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers

September 8, 2011

Ranks long-term services and supports systems for affordability and access, choice of setting and provider, quality of life and care, and family caregivers support. Explores contributing factors and roles of public policy and private-sector actions.

Holding On: Older Californians With Disabilities Rely on Public Services to Remain Independent

January 31, 2011

Presents findings from a study of low-income older Californians with disabilities receiving Medicare, Medi-Cal, and In-Home Supportive Services; their unmet physical, mental health, and social needs; and limited care options. Outlines policy implications.

Achieving Better Chronic Care at Lower Costs Across the Health Care Continuum for Older Americans

October 28, 2010

Outlines challenges to improving care for seniors, such as fragmentation of financing and care; promising models for infrastructure development, targeted care delivery improvements, and innovative payment methods; and resources in the 2010 reform act.