Senior Care and Senior Living

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Data Spotlight of Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Queer (LGBQ+) Individuals: Social Supports and Medicaid Coverage 

ATI Advisory research highlights demographic differences in supportive resources, including social supports and Medicaid coverage, among older LGBQ+ adults. This research also notes differences in supportive resources between older LGBQ+ and non-LGBQ+ individuals. Relationships with children, co-residents in the home, and the prevalence of having a partner in the home are common forms of unpaid in-home support and caregiving for older adults. This data spotlight analyzes the differences in these supports and additionally discusses differences in Medicaid coverage since Medicaid is the primary payer for long-term services and supports. In addition to this data spotlight, a brief highlights recommendations from advocacy groups, community-based organizations, and health plans who serve LGBTQ+ adults.
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Advancing Equity in Caregiving for Older LGBTQ+ Adults: Lessons Learned from Interviews with Advocacy Groups, Community-Based Organizations, and Health Plans

ATI Advisory identifies critical challenges for older LGBTQ+ adults experiencing long-term services and supports (LTSS) needs, including experiences of discrimination, limited social supports and consequent social isolation, and lack of cultural competency by providers of aging services. Interviews with individuals from advocacy groups, community-based organizations, and health plans who serve LGBTQ+ adults inform recommendations to meet these unique needs and challenges. Programmatic and policy recommendations highlighted in this brief include strategies for promoting cultural competency among aging services providers and addressing discrimination by homecare providers or by other residents in facility settings. This brief also discusses opportunities for integrated health systems and health plans seeking to advance equitable care and improve data collection processes. These recommendations embrace diverse approaches to enabling supportive environments during aging for older LGBTQ+ adults.  In addition to this brief, a data spotlight outlines social supports and Medicaid coverage for LGBQ+ individuals,
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Access to LTSS-Like Supplemental Benefits Data Brief

Many individuals in the United States access long term services and supports (LTSS) through Medicaid. But for Medicare beneficiaries without Medicaid, LTSS-like supplemental benefits offered by Medicare Advantage (MA) plans can help increase access to LTSS. This ATI Advisory data brief examines whether access to and enrollment in MA plans offering LTSS-like supplemental benefits differs meaningfully by demographic characteristics, including age, gender, race and ethnicity, and geography.
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Pathways to Serve “Medicare-Onlys” Outside of PACE

Many Medicare beneficiaries could benefit from a model like Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) that offers comprehensive Medicare and Medicaid benefits to frail, older adults who want to remain living in the community. However, many older adults on Medicare do not have Medicaid coverage, making PACE less affordable to them.
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Factors to Consider in Your PACE Feasibility Assessment

Building and operating a PACE program is a significant undertaking. Prospective PACE organizations should conduct diligence in advance of entering into the program. This Tip Sheet offers six factors to consider in determining if PACE is a right fit for your organization and your community. ATI supports PACE program feasibility studies to support PACE growth and diversification. 
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A Look at PACE Growth by the Numbers: States, Organizations, and Enrollment

Our primer on the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) – a capitated health plan that provides comprehensive Medicare and Medicaid covered services to frail, older adults in the community who are eligible for nursing home care – explores the latest enrollment trends and highlights latest opportunities for PACE growth.
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