Population of 85+ seniors to triple by 2050

AARP has published it’s most recent volume of its profiles of Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS), entitle “Across the States.” The purpose of Across the States is to provide these data across all states because the United States does not have a national LTSS system. Given the aging of the population, rising demand for LTSS, and high cost of services, these data are essential to improving the lives of those who need LTSS and their …

Leaving hospital, older patients resist home help at their peril

Editorial Note: The article has been republished with permission by the author, Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News
The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help.
So the social worker canceled an order for home health care services. And the patient went back to his apartment without …

MDS Central and HomeCare Insider have changed to become your NEW Post-Acute Advisor

MDS Central and HomeCare Insider have changed to become your NEW Post-Acute Advisor. We are now going to cover the news and regulations across the entire post acute care continuum, including:

Long-term care
Home health
Inpatient rehabilitation
Assisted living

Post-Acute Advisor is still your place to ask questions, get the latest post acute care news, and find resources to make your job easier. We’ll keep you updated on new regulations, provide analysis of post acute care issues, and help you …