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#CareCantWait: How Do Inadequate Home- and Community-Based Services Affect Community Living and Health Outcomes?

The NIDILRR-funded Community Living Policy Center published a research brief discussing the results of a recent study of the long-term services and supports needs of people with disabilities and older adults in the US. The study explores how many people need more services than they currently receive and the connection between unmet HCBS needs and community living and health outcomes. The brief describes study findings and potential next steps for researchers and service providers to address gaps in services and supports.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73258

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No Wrong Door: Supporting Community Living for Veterans

This paper from AARP describes promising practices on how aging and disability network agencies, Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs), and Veteran Benefits Offices in seven states have forged partnerships to better support Veterans in community living. The paper includes a checklist for these local organizations to enhance collaboration and truly create a “no wrong door” for Veterans and their family caregivers to receive services in the community.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69916

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Community Living for American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders

The brief includes information on disparities in health and disability; innovative approaches that Native communities have used to address identified disparities; how Native communities have used the Older Americans Act and other federal programs that aim to promote health and support community living for Elders; and aspects of successful programs for Native people.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69897

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Policy and Research Needs to Maximize Independence and Support Community Living: Workshop Summary

On October 6, 2015, a public workshop was convened by the Institute of Medicine and the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education to learn about the supports that are needed for community living and maximizing independence. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published a summary of the workshop that includes the policy and research that is needed to support independent living in the community.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/67819

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Community Living and Participation for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) released a memo and report on the status of community living over the past 50 years. The report uses these findings to offer recommendations for improvement of services, access, opportunity, and support for for the next 25 years.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/66763

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