Evolution of the Aging Network: Modernization and Long-Term Care Initiatives

March 11, 2008


  • Suzanne R. Kunkel
  • Abbe Lackmeyer

This article examines how the aging network has evolved since its inception, mandated by the Older Americans Act of 1965. It explores the broadened mission of the network and the progress being made to modernize long-term care. The article also includes findings from a national survey of area agencies on aging (conducted through a partnership between the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the Scripps Gerontology Center) that help describe the nature of the aging network and its efforts toward modernization. (Published in Public Policy & Aging Report, vol. 18, no. 3, 19-25).

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  • Aging Network
  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing