A new state scorecard on long-term care services from AARP Foundation, the SCAN Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund an overall concerning picture of uneven, slow progress in providing affordable care for older adults and people with disabilities. Although there has been some advancement by the state, for example, many states have increased proportion of Medicaid spending for home- and community-based services; these services allow more people to stay in their homes and neighborhoods and are approximately one-third the cost of nursing home care and improve quality of life. Unfortunately, these advances cannot compensate for the fact that the cost of care remains prohibitive for the most of the middle class.
JFS Richmond will always work to provide the best quality care for those most in need. Programmatic advancements such as the Personal Care Aide School will allow the aging population to age in their own home while promoting overall career development in Richmond.