Inflation Reduction Act Signed into Law

August 18, 2022

On August 16, President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act (H.R. 5376) following passage in both the House and the Senate.

Vol. XXI | Issue 33

August 18, 2022

Lutheran Services in America, in partnership with GrantStation, brings you this week’s edition of “GrantStation Insider” featuring national, regional and federal grant opportunities.

CEO Summit Registration Opening Soon!

August 16, 2022

CEO Summit 2023 is the opportunity for Lutheran Services in America leaders to engage in meaningful discussions—in person—about strategies to make your organization future-ready.

Summer Meeting Brings Members Together In Person

August 11, 2022

Share your experience at the Summer Meeting with us by completing a very brief survey.

Connect-Home Expands to Empower Older Adults in Affordable Housing

August 18, 2022

WASHINGTON — Lutheran Services in America, a national network of 300 Lutheran health and human services organizations that reaches one in 50 people in America each year, was awarded a grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation to expand the work of its Connect-Home Collaborative to support older adults transition home after hospitalization and address gaps in care to allow them to live independently at home.

The new grant builds on existing support from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation — alongside the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone — for the Connect-Home Collaborative, which has successfully reached 875 older adults in post-acute care sites in seven states. The grant expands the Connect-Home model of service to older adults in affordable housing in Brooklyn, New York.

“Connect-Home will identify and support at-risk older adults in need of services to remain in their homes,” said Charlotte Haberaecker, president and CEO of Lutheran Services in America. “With several years of experience in enabling older adults to successfully access services and supports as they transition home after hospitalization, the Collaborative is applying the model’s evidence-based practices to older adults in low-income, affordable housing settings.”

The new funding will enable the Connect-Home Collaborative to strengthen the capacity of staff in affordable housing to identify older adults most at risk of hospitalization, develop strategies to meet their needs and empower low-income older adults to successfully age independently at home.

“Connect-Home is a promising model for improving the lives of older adults in low-income housing. We look forward to implementing the successful strategies and approaches in our community in Brooklyn to further support residents’ needs as they age,” said Larry McReynolds, executive director of the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone.

The Connect-Home model was created by Dr. Mark Toles at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to improve the delivery of transitional care during the critical time following acute illness. Connect-Home empowers older adults and their caregivers to manage illnesses at home and prevent avoidable re-hospitalizations.

“Results from earlier phases of Connect-Home show that increasing the level of services and supports during the transition home prevents acute illness and injury,” said Toles. “The opportunity to continue to partner with Lutheran Services in America and expand to affordable housing settings promises to extend the success of Connect-Home to pave the way for more older adults to remain in the housing of their choosing.”

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About Lutheran Services in America
Lutheran Services in America is a national network of 300 Lutheran health and human services organizations that reaches one in 50 people in America each year. Recognized by The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Forbes as one of the nation’s top nonprofit organizations, the Lutheran Services in America network operates with more than $23 billion in combined annual revenue. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Lutheran Services in America leads innovative collaborations with partners in philanthropy, academia, healthcare and others to address the most critical challenges in our communities and empower people to lead their best lives.

To learn more, visit lutheranservices.org and find us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Vol. XXI | Issue 32

August 11, 2022

Lutheran Services in America, in partnership with GrantStation, brings you this week’s edition of “GrantStation Insider” featuring national, regional and federal grant opportunities.

Embracing Technology and Community Resources

August 5, 2022

In Pennsylvania alone, 12,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are waiting for critical services, all while provider agencies struggle with a worsening workforce crisis. Marian Baldini, president & CEO of our DN member KenCrest, calls for two new approaches to the issue.

Vol. XXI | Issue 31

August 4, 2022

Lutheran Services in America, in partnership with GrantStation, brings you this week’s edition of “GrantStation Insider” featuring national, regional and federal grant opportunities.

Don’t Miss Thursday’s Leadership Discussion on Financial Pressures & Innovative Practices in Senior Services

August 3, 2022

Our August 4 Strength & Service Series webinar will explore strategies for cost reduction, revenue diversification and other related topics.

Tomorrow’s Race Equity Webinar & NEW: DSW/DSP TikTok Challenge

July 19, 2022

At the 2022 HCBS Conference, Advancing States will be hosting a panel discussion of direct service workers (DSW) and direct service professionals (DSP) to highlight the crucial work they perform daily to support the aging and disabilities community.