“HHS Delivers Strategic Framework for National Plan on Aging”

HHS Delivers Strategic Framework for National Plan on Aging,” Administration for Community Living (ACL)

“Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through its Administration for Community Living, released ‘Aging in the United States: A Strategic Framework for a National Plan on Aging .’ The report lays the groundwork for a coordinated effort – across the private and public sectors and in partnership with older adults, family caregivers, the aging services network, and other stakeholders – to create a national set of recommendations for advancing healthy aging and age-friendly communities that value and truly include older adults. The national plan on aging will advance best practices for service delivery, support development and strengthening of partnerships within and across sectors, identify solutions for removing barriers to health and independence for older adults, and more. Developed by leaders and experts from 16 federal agencies and departments working together through the Interagency Coordinating Committee (ICC) on Healthy Aging and Age-Friendly Communities, the report also reflects input from community partners and leaders in the aging services network.”

LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:

Just what we need: a big, national, government run plan for aging. Public programs have done such a great job of getting us to where we are now, we should turn over the current crisis management needed to them? Hardly. As so often happens, government insists it is the only solution for problems that it created itself. For an analysis and plan based more in the real world, read the Paragon Health Institute’s “Long-Term Care: The Problem” and “Long-Term Care: The Solution” and watch this “virtual LTC event” featuring age wave visionary Ken Dychtwald and leading LTC researchers.