Alert
Close

How Does Your Brain Score? Take the Staying Sharp Brain Health Assessment

HIGHLIGHTS

Open
AARP Staying Sharp: Keep Your Brain Healthy

AARP REALPAD

The tablet with free 24/7 customer support. Learn More

AARP VETERAN MEMBERSHIP

Military and Veterans Discount

 

KEEP BRAIN ACTIVE!

AARP Games - Play Now!

AARP Books

Medicare for Dummies book cover

Get the answers you need, from Patricia Barry, AARP's Ask Ms. Medicare

Share Your Thoughts

Reader stories help us fine-tune our education efforts and strengthen our calls for action on issues that matter most to you. We read and learn from every story and may use yours (with permission) to brief legislators, inspire other readers and more. Please share your story with us. Do

Most Popular

Viewed

Taking the Long View: Investing in Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Is Cost-Effective

This and Related Reports

The current fiscal crisis is causing most states to make deep budget cuts. In this climate, many state policymakers are targeting Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) because they are optional Medicaid benefits. However, this approach may be shortsighted. Recent evidence indicates that expanding HCBS can be cost-effective in the long run when combined with efforts that reduce reliance on nursing home care. Moreover, states that shift their mode of service delivery away from institutional services and toward HCBS can serve more beneficiaries with available dollars. With declining revenues, states should take the opportunity to focus on longer-term and more cost-effective reform options for their long-term care (LTC) systems, such as promoting HCBS over institutional care. Doing so has the dual benefit of not only slowing the growth in Medicaid LTC spending but also improving consumer choices. (8 pages)

Advertisement

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Member Benefits AT&T Wireless Cell Phone

Members save 10% on the monthly service charge of qualified AT&T wireless plans.

Member Benefit AARP Regal 2

Members pay $9.50 for Regal ePremiere Tickets purchased online.

Walgreens 1 discount membership aarp

Members earn points on select Walgreens-brand health and wellness products.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

Rewards for Good

Your Points Balance:

Learn More

Earn points for completing free online activities designed to enrich your life.

Find more ways to earn points

Redeem your points to save on merchandise, travel, and more.

Find more ways to redeem points

Advertisement