$5 Million for Community Aging in Place Programs
Yesterday the Administration on Aging (AoA) announced the availability of $5 million for Community Innovations for Aging in Place (CIAIP) grants.
The Community Innovations for Aging in Place program, included in the Older Americans Act Amendments of 2006, is modeled after Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCS). NORCS are neighborhoods where seniors can age in place with access to necessary support resources including transportation, health programs and social services. The CIAIP projects will build on the success of NORCS while integrating additional innovative models of aging in place.
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As health and institutional long-term care costs soar, we can expect to see more federal and state money invested in “nursing home diversion programs.” The challenge will be to create truly innovative programs that honor the needs and gifts of elders; build on individual reciprocity and foster community social capital; and create a new paradigm of caring for frail elders – not simply provide a la carte social, health and long-term care fee-for-services delivered into the home.