Caregivers to older adults: How they connect to services and how connections can be encouraged and strengthened
In 2012, MAAA contracted with Wilder Research to conduct a study of informal caregivers in the Twin Cities metropolitan area to learn what kinds of support and services caregivers find most helpful and to identify ways in which caregivers might be better served through available resources, particularly those currently offered through the National Family Caregiver Support Program.
A review and comparison of current service models for Title III funded home-delivered meals
Through Title III funding, the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging supports several local organizations that provide home-delivered meals to people in need of nutritional support. In 2011, these providers delivered more than 167,000 meals to 1,472 clients, at a total expenditure of about $1.3 million. Wilder Research examined the effectiveness of varied approaches to providing the home-delivered meals.
Falls in older adults are a significant public health issue and a particularly significant health risk in Minnesota. This paper briefly describes a pilot community-based dissemination project, including the initiation, implementation, process, and outcomes, of an evidence-based fall prevention (Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance formerly known as Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance) through the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.
Older Adults and People with Disabilities Demographic Report
This report was funded by Greater Twin Cities United Way (GTCUW) and produced in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging (MAAA) and the Metropolitan Center for Independent Living (MCIL). The report gathers in one place a wealth of current data on the prevalence and status of older adults and people with disabilities who live in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Technology-Supported Care at Home
New technology advances can help put older adults directly in the center of their care. The impact of technology on service delivery by the provider network is inevitable and ever changing. This infographic is a snapshot of what and why providers should know about technology, as well as the benefits and opportunities.
Aging 2030 Demographic Profile for the Metropolitan Region
This regional demographic profile is a product of the Aging 2030 initiative and is part of a series of demographic profiles being developed to present the new 2010 Census data figures for Minnesota and its regions and counties.
By tracking and analyzing trends in areas that affect quality of life, Compass gives everyone in our state—policymakers, business and community leaders, and concerned individuals who live and work here—a common foundation to act on issues to improve our communities
Minnesota State Demographer’s Presentation to the Minnesota House of Representatives Aging and Long-Term Care Committee – January 14, 2015
This presentation includes information on aging trends in Minnesota, factors impacting the need for long-term care (LTC), costs of LTC and the labor force needed to care for aging residents.
Poverty Brief on SeniorsThis briefing, which is based on Greater Twin Cities United Way’s Faces of Poverty 2012 report, provides background on this growing
issue in our state. It also outlines the work United Way is leading to help improve the lives of seniors in our community.
State Demographic Center – Aging
The aging of the Baby Boomer generation is unlike anything our state has previously experienced. Learn how our state is aging and the likely impacts across a variety of topics.
2015 White House Conference on Aging Final Report
Every decade, the White House Conference on Aging takes place to “identify and advance actions to improve the quality of life for older Americans.” The conference report highlights discussions around four themes: Retirement Security, Healthy Aging, Long-Term Services and Supports, and Elder Justice. Looking ahead, the report suggests accepting the demographic reality, having more support for caregivers, and seeing a partnership between public and private sectors will be essential to older Americans and caregivers living with dignity and fully participating in life.
Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging (AOA) is the principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act. It’s website offers resources on caregiving services, health promotion, elder rights and long-term care.
America’ Health Rankings: 2014 Senior Report
This report focuses on behaviors, community and environment, policy and clinical care to provide a comprehensive picture of senior health in our nation.
Home/Mobile Telehealth Products
Information about equipment, devices and applications that are on the market to support caregiving and living well for older adults.
Health Care Home Care Coordination Toolkit
This toolkit offers resources and guidance to certified Health Care Home clinics caring for seniors and people with disabilities. The toolkit was developed by the Resources Workgroup of the Multi-Payer Advanced Primary Care Practice (MAPCP), made up of community stakeholders with geriatric and disability expertise. This work group was part of a demonstration project conduced by Medicare in Minnesota and seven other states.
Health Care Options for Minnesotans with Medicare
Minnesota’s comprehensive guide to Medicare, Health Care Choices is updated and produced annually. It contains helpful information about Medicare options available to Minnesotans. Use it as a resource to help make informed decisions about Medicare enrollment or as you review plan changes during open enrollment, October 15 through December 7, 2015. Open enrollment is the time each year when all Minnesotans on Medicare can make changes to their health and prescription drug coverage for next year. Any changes made will take effect January 1, 2016.
Home/Mobile Telehealth Resources
This list of resources includes websites, reports, studies and infographics that inform the use of technology for care and support of older adults.
Home and Community Telehealth for Minnesota: Background, Challenges, Potential (2013)
This report was developed through the Lifetime Home Project for the Metro Area Eldercare Development Partnership of the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging in response to a strategy area on using technology to expand the capacity of the community long-term care system. The report assesses which technologies are both care and cost beneficial, including a review of research literature, and investigates other states’ public policy for technology compared with Minnesota’s.
Minnesota Board on Aging
Partnering with Area Agencies on Aging and others to administer and oversee the use of Older Americans Act and state funds to support older Minnesotans. The website offers a wealth of information about aging for service providers, older adults and caregivers.
Minnesota Department of Health – Health Reform
MDH is committed to the health reform goals of better health care, lower costs, and healthier communities. MDH has several initiatives related to Minnesota’s own health care reform law passed in 2008 and the federal Affordable Care Act passed in 2010.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) is the leading voice on aging issues for Area Agencies on Aging and a champion for Title VI Native American aging programs. Through advocacy, training and technical assistance, the organization supports the national network of 618 AAAs and 246 Title VI programs.
Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well-being
This report uses data from over a dozen national data sources to construct broad indicators of well-being for the older population and to monitor changes in these indicators over time.
The State of Aging & Health in America 2013
This publication by the Center for Chronic Disease Control and Prevention provides a snapshot of our nation’s progress in
promoting prevention, improving the health and well-being of older adults, and reducing behaviors that contribute to premature death and disability.