Issue Brief: The Growing Role of the Aging Network in Improving Health Care and Reducing Costs

Our nation’s demographic shift is challenging our long-term care and health systems, requiring that we re-examine the way we finance and provide services for older Americans. Given this reality, it is time to invest in the low-cost, community-based services that stabilize health care costs and enable older adults to remain in their homes and communities.

Read this issue brief to learn more about the history of the aging network, the growth of senior population and how further investments in social, nutrition and other community supports can help bend the health care cost curve on the mandatory side of the budget. (Updated April 2018.)