The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, or AAHSA, was created in 1961 out a week long discussion about the future of long term care for aging Americans. The AAHSA helps families and elderly individuals globally by offering housing for seniors, medical care, nursing servicesretirement aid
The members that primarily make up the AAHSA are non-profit organizations that focus on providing care, housing for seniors, and other services to the elderly. The AAHSA focuses not only on the present condition of services provided for the aging, but on the future of elder care and housing in the United States and other nations. The efforts of the AAHSA are defined in their “Five Big Ideas”: Quality, Transitions, Talent, Finance, and Technology.
The AAHSA strives to provide high caliber results for its beneficiaries and their families by committing to offering clarity in its operations and a broad network of care.
The AAHSA provides the opportunity for beneficiaries to access a variety of services as the needs of the beneficiary change. In this way, beneficiaries and their families can better plan for the future welfare of the beneficiary. An example of a transition that the AAHSA helps with is moving an elderly person from his or her domicile to specially designated housing for seniors.
The AAHSA seeks out promising members to manage the care of the aging and provide ever-improving efforts to ensure that long term care and housing are available to the aging.
The AAHSA attempts to provide more efficient and sustainable financing methods for the care of the elderly. The AAHSA and its members work with families to properly finance the care of beneficiaries.
The AAHSA uses and promotes the development of better technology to care for the aging. It also invests in the creation of technological advancements that will enhance the quality and longevity of care.
The AAHSA, through its affiliates and members, has created a network of organizations that provide care for people of advanced age and housing for seniors in the United States and the global community.
The Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) develops and adopts new technology in the field of elder care for use by the AAHSA and its affiliates. Presently, the CAST is an international effort comprised of over 400 technology developers.
The Institute for the Future of Aging Services (IFAS) is an organization that researches policies and efforts independent of the AAHSA to find new, effective methods of care for the elderly.
The International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (IAHSA) is the AAHSA’s effort to promote better care for the aging worldwide and provide access to the basic necessary care to the needy. The IAHSA establishes a stage for health care providers, sponsors, researchers and legislators to coordinate efforts for the care of the aging global community.
The Long Term Solution, as it is called, is the AAHSA’s plan for long term financing for care and housing for seniors. As the AAHSA defines it, “The goal is simple: to get as close to universal long-term care coverage as possible.”
Corporate Supporters are those that fund and provide services for the AAHSA and its beneficiaries. The supporters also share the vision of the AAHSA.