Seniors Should be Assured the Option to Age in their Own Home or in their Communities

We write to urge the Green Party to add this to your platform: "Seniors should be assured the option to age in their own home or in their communities"

Bridging the senior health-housing divide must be a national priority if we are to protect this country’s elderly. To assure senior citizens the option to age in their own home or in their communities, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) should launch an initiative that coordinates health care and long-term services and supports (LTSS) for Medicare beneficiaries living in publicly assisted housing and in the surrounding community to replicate promising Housing Based Services Models (HBSMs) that improve health outcomes of a vulnerable population and reduce health care costs.

For background information supporting this position, see the Bipartisan Policy Center report “Healthy Aging Begins at Home” at

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