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Sep 302014
 September 30, 2014  Posted by  Age-Friendly Communities, Aging in Place, Long-term Care

The report “Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers” is from AARP, The Commonwealth Fund and the The Scan Foundation. It takes a multi-dimensional approach to measure state-level performance of long-term services and supports (LTSS) systems that assist older people, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers. Download the Minnesota fact sheet.Continue Reading Minnesota Ranks Number 1 in New Report on Long-Term Services

Nov 142013
 November 14, 2013  Posted by  Long-term Care

(Formerly known as the Seniors Agenda for Independent Living—SAIL)

Older adult with Metro ElderCareThe Metro ElderCare Development Partnership is a collaborative initiative of the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging; MN HomeCare; Aging Services Minnesota; Care Providers; and the Counties of Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, and Ramsey. The partnership’s mission is to: “reshape the long term care system in the Metro area, making more community options available and accessible to older adults.”

The Metro Area EDP works towards its mission by bringing together consumers and providers of senior services interested in participating individually or working in teams on identified strategies. Current strategies are working towards:

  • Fostering relationships with health plans and primary care providers as they prepare to implement care transition models for their older adult populations.
  • Identifying resource development opportunities within communities that are engaged in preparing for their aging population.
  • Expanding evidenced-based health promotion programs into underserved areas within the 7-county metro region.
  • Working with providers of sensing, telehealth, and other technologies to expand the array, availability and utilization of these services into an older adults home.
  • Assisting providers of older adult services to become sustainable through consultation, technical assistance, and training.

Similar partnerships have been established in every region of the state. View ElderCare Development contacts.