Center on Aging and Disability

The Lewin Group Center on Aging and Disability provides an array of services to a broad client base.  

Caring about tomorrow and preparing for new realities today

As the population ages and health care becomes more expensive, organizations serving older adults, people with chronic conditions, and people with disabilities face increasing demands. To prepare for the future, we’re analyzing local and national data to bring practical strategies, person-centered practices, and valuable insights to design, implementation and financing of new programs.

Services

Our policy-focused empirical research, hands-on technical assistance and evaluation services have gained national respect and made a difference in many lives.

Research
  • Policy analysis of current program implementation and proposed changes
  • Tested cost models to project service demand and financing
  • Environmental scans and gap analyses to help decision makers prioritize efforts
Technical Assistance and Consulting
  • Strategic planning for the implementation of new initiatives
  • Training and implementation support for community organizations and providers
  • Dissemination of best practices and evidence-based models
  • Learning communities for peer-to-peer exchanges
Evaluation
  • Process and outcome evaluation of major state and federal initiatives
  • Performance measurement tools to evaluate whether programs meet their goals
  • Active partnerships with stakeholders to assess the social, political and economic contexts of our work

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SPOTLIGHT

Aging and Disability Resource Centers

Through sustained and targeted technical assistance to federal, state and local levels, we have assisted the Administration for Community Living in bringing to scale No Wrong Door/Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) systems across the country. This has led to some significant results:

  • ADRCs serve as highly visible and trusted places where people of all incomes and ages can turn for information on the full range of long-term support options and a single point of entry for access to public long-term support programs and benefits.
  • Through services such as options counseling and care transitions support, ADRC staff help individuals make informed decisions about their options, spend personal resources judiciously, and avoid more restrictive and more expensive service options whenever possible.
  • In 2003, grants were issued to pilot ADRCs in a few communities in 12 states. Today, 70 percent of the U.S. population lives within the service area of one of more than 500 ADRCs.

The ADRC’s success has been specifically referenced in ACA and subsequent Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) funding opportunities. In addition, the discretionary spending program spanned both Republican and Democratic administrations and is supported by multiple agencies.

"Throughout the engagement, Lewin consultants listened to us and delivered superb analyses and thoughtful guidance–not canned solutions."
— NONPROFIT HEALTH SYSTEM