Seniors and people with disabilities who receive Medicaid should have access to the home and community-based services that enable them to live with dignity and independence in their homes. Under Medicaid law, funding exists to give consumers the ability to receive necessary long-term services and supports without moving into a nursing home or other healthcare institution. We work at the federal and state level to help expand and preserve home and community-based funding for settings that are truly non-institutional, and provide assistance to state advocates to ensure that low-income seniors get the care they need in the setting they prefer.
Letter: Calling on California’s Congressional delegation to fully fund Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services, September 13, 2021
Letter: Updated HCBS Service and Workforce Recovery Recommendations, May 23, 2021
Letter: Justice in Aging Feedback on the HCBS Access Act, April 26, 2021
Policy Priority: Medicaid and Medicare Home and CommunityBased Services Policy Priorities for the New Adminstration, December, 2020
Fact Sheet: Why Older Adults Need Bold Investment in Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services, July 2021
Primer: Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services for Older Adults with Disabilities April, 2021
Webinar: HCBS 101—Access to Home & Community-Based Care for Older Adults, March, 2021
Issue Brief: Medicaid Enrollees Put at Risk When State Medicaid Programs Assume Support from Family Caregivers, October, 2018
Issue Brief: How States Can Prevent Evictions When Implementing Federal HCBS Regulations, August, 2017
For more resources on the HCBS Settings Rule, check out our Resource Library.
Letter: CCD Letter on Money Follows the Person Spousal, October 17, 2019
Fact Sheet: Make the Expanded Spousal Impoverishment Protection Permanent, January, 2019
Learn about our successful spousal impoverishment litigation in California.