U.S. to Collaborate with Japan on Aging in Place Challenges

The United States is partnering up with Japan to tackle aging in place challenges, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Friday, June 30. As two countries with significant populations of aging residents, the U.S. and Japan are exploring ways to expand housing opportunities to allow seniors to remain in their homes […]

Falls Projected to Cost Nearly $60 Billion by 2020

Falls among seniors—most of which occur in the home—are projected to kill thousands more older adults and cost tens of billions of dollars by the year 2020. That’s according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) titled “Overcoming Obstacles to Policies for Preventing Falls by the Elderly,” which aims […]

Seniors’ Homes May Hold Key to Pay for Home Health Care

At a time when more and more aging Americans need home health care but don’t have the pensions or savings to cover the costs, some experts say it could be wise to turn to a much-maligned source: the reverse mortgage. That was a message behind a Monday webinar, co-sponsored by the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders […]

Health Care, Housing Collaboration Key to Aging in Place

Today’s rapidly growing senior population faces significant challenges, ranging from a lack of retirement funds and a shortage of affordable housing to homes ill-equipped for aging in place. Confronting these challenges for older citizens should be mission critical, even if it will likely require additional public spending, according to a report issued this month by […]

Editor’s Picks: HUD’s $15 Million for Aging-in-Place

This week, Home Health Care News readers learned about the state of New York’s $47 million long-term managed care settlement with CenterLight Healthcare and CenterLight Health System, and were clued into which federal agency is offering $15 million to support aging in place. Readers also became privy to Life Enriching Communities’ “virtual” in-home programming. Most Read  Managed […]

Federal Agency Offers $15 Million to Support Aging in Place

In yet another move signaling the federal government’s intention to increase home health services, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $15 million available to test a new model to help seniors age in place. Under the Supportive Services Demonstration for Elderly Households in HUD-Assisted Multifamily Housing, the agency will offer three-year […]

Lack of Federal Strategy Threatens Home Health Access

Federal agencies that fund home- and community-based services (HCBS) don’t work together well, undercutting seniors’ ability to age in their own homes, according to a government report released Wednesday. A federal strategy is needed to increase coordination and improve the availability and effectiveness of HCBS programs, the report states. Five federal agencies provide funding for […]