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December 2014
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Trending Topics 

Survey Says: Efforts to Enable Americans to Age in Place are Expanding
The Washington Post (11/1/2014)
A 2013 survey by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging found that more than 70 percent of local service providers now offer programs to help people find alternatives to nursing homes or other institutional care. That's up from less than a third in 2008, the survey said. Read more.

Can Reality Match Rhetoric?

NSCLC (10/2014)
Services should be based on the specific needs of an individual consumer and not on administrative convenience of the managed care organization, but are they? Click here to find out. And for more Policy Issue Briefs by the National Senior Citizens Law Center, click here.

20 Facts About Senior Isolation That Will Stun You
Senior Living Blog (10/17/2014)
Social contacts tend to decrease as we age for a variety of reasons, including retirement, the death of friends and family, or lack of mobility. Regardless of the causes of senior isolation, the consequences can be alarming and even harmful. Read more.

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Aging in New York 
Aging Association Welcomes New Members to Board
Aging-NY (10/31/2014)
The Association on Aging in New York elected three Area Agency on Aging Directors to its Board of Directors at its Leadership Institute, a strategic planning session established to advance aging issues and develop public policy objectives for the coming year. Read more.

Aging-NY on BIP and NY Connects at NYSAC Conference
Aging-NY (12/17/2014)
The Association on Aging in NY will present a workshop on the Balancing Incentive Program (BIP) at the New York State Association of Counties Legislative Conference February 2 in Albany. BIP is a federal initiative authorizing grants to States to increase access to non-institutional community-based long-term services and supports. Read more.

50+ Likely to Move and Take Retirement Dollars with Them
Poughkeepsie Journal (10/17/2014)

A study published by AARP indicates that two-thirds of local working baby boomers may leave New York after they retire, a shift that would have sweeping impact on the state's economy, politics and volunteer workforce. Read more

New Helpline for Bureau of Adult Services
OCFS (12/2/2014)
The Office of Children and Family Services has announced a new phone number to reach a helpline for the Bureau of Adult Services. New Yorkers should dial 1-844-697-3505 to reach the state's Human Services Call Center (HSCC). Read more.

DSRIP Articles

Experts Weigh in on DSRIP Funding at NYC Health Summit
DotMed Daily News (10/3/2014)
A recent health summit on the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program brought up a lot of questions, including the question of what will happen to workers displaced by a more efficient  system of care? Read more.

All 50 States on the $6.4 Billion DSRIP Model Webinar

Center for Health Care Strategies (12/11/2014)
NYS Department of Health staff covered the financing structure, project domains, measurement approach and evaluation criteria of New York's $6.4 Billion Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) plan program in a webinar attended by representatives from every state. Everyone is hungry for information on the subject of reforming the health care delivery system, said Gregory S. Allen, Director of Policy, during the presentation. Click here for slides from the presentation.

In Light of DSRIP, Hospitals Consider their Collective Fate
Crain's New York Business (10/1/2014)                                       
To entice the health care industry to participate in the reform process, formally known as Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program, or DSRIP, the state has a very large carrot. What else will they need? Read more.
Aging in the Community
Health Care Reform and Community Based Care in Erie and Niagara
NYSAC (Fall 2014)
Erie and Niagara counties are exploring the possibility of forming a community based integrated care network to meet new service delivery demands. Read more.

Erie County Joins Network of Age-Friendly Communities

The Buffalo News (9/22/2014)
As part of an effort to hang onto older residents, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced plans to join Age Friendly Communities initiative. Read more.

Senior LGBT Housing Planned For Suffolk County
CBS New York (10/7/2014)
Officials on eastern Long Island are announcing plans for the metropolitan area's first affordable housing development for senior LGBT residents. Read more.

Aging in Place Event Raises Legal, Community Issues

Press Republican (9/21/2014)  

The Clinton County Office for the Aging's Aging in Place Breakfast and Public Hearing prompted discussion on a number of topics related to aging in place, and a well-developed transportation system was among them. Read more.

St. Lawrence County OFA - Somebody to Talk to
NPR (10/13/2014)
The Office for the Aging provides transportation to medical appointments. Seniors can also take the county bus. But there's more to it than that. Read more.

Most Baby Boomers Looking To Leave Long Island After Retirement
CBS New York (10/28/2014)
Recognizing they'll have to plan for almost living to 100 these days, Baby Boomers are considering options other than New York. Read more.

Aging in the Nation     

Boxes, Lines, and Walls: the View from an "Unconfined" Career
ACL (10/10/10)
Everyone is confined in some aspect. From the moment I was born, and pronounced dead, my life has been one miraculous breakthrough after another. Read more. The Administration on Community Living (ACL) Blog offers diverse perspectives on trends and issues related to older adults and people with disabilities. Click here to read more.

The White House Conference on Aging Moves Forward
Forbes (10/30/2014)
Plans for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging - the first in 10 years - are beginning to take shape. Read more.

Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections Delayed for Home-Care Workers
NY Times (10/7/2014)
With numerous states pushing for a delay, the Obama administration announced recently that it would put off enforcement of its plan to extend minimum-wage and overtime protections to the nation's nearly two million home-care workers. Read more.

Feeling Younger Could Mean Living Longer
CBS New York (12/15/2014)
A new study suggested that feeling younger than your actual calendar age could mean you will live longer. Read more.
Aging in the World 

Chickens Help Elderly Tackle Loneliness
The Telegraph (10/31/2041)
The idea came about in early 2012, when a man at a dementia care centre nearby kept telling staff he missed his 'girls'. The manager didn't know whom he meant - his wife, his daughters? Read more.

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Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP)  
Aging-NY (10/30/2014)
In an effort to reform the health care delivery system in New York State, the State is reinvesting $6.4 billion of the $8 billion Medicaid Waiver, approved by the federal government in April 2014, into something called DSRIP -  the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program. Click here

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