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Development and Maintenance of Direct Support Worker Registries: Benefits of Utilization and Enhanced Federal Funding Availability

The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) has released an Informational Bulletin stressing the pivotal role of worker registries in mitigating the nationwide shortage of direct support workers, particularly within Medicaid-covered home and community-based services (HCBS). The bulletin underscores that these registries, serving as a vital link between service recipients and qualified workers, can significantly improve beneficiary access to essential services. Emphasizing the importance of balancing safety concerns with beneficiary choice, CMS encourages states to educate both workers and beneficiaries about the voluntary or mandatory nature of registry participation....

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/75163

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Survey on Accessible Transportation for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, a program of the Federal Transit Administration administered by Easterseals and USAging with guidance from ACL, is lookig for survey participants to share challenges and promising practices in providing accessible transportation to older adults and people with disabilities. Survey responses will help guide NADTC's work over the next year.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74111

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Older Americans Act: HHS Could Help Rural Service Providers by Centralizing Information on Promising Practices

This report discusses how HHS can help rural service providers cope with the challenges of meeting the demand for home and community-based services in rural areas. Specifically, GAO recommends the consolidation of information regarding promising practices to allow local officials and rural service providers to more readily access this information.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71584

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Rural and Tribal Elder Justice Resource Guide

This guide was created in conjunction with the Rural and Tribal Elder Justice Summit. The goal of the summit was to enhance the ability of elder justice professionals to respond to the unique needs of older adults residing in rural and tribal communities by sharing best practices and proposing innovative strategies to fill the identified gaps in service needs. This guide provides information and resources on the challenges rural and tribal communities face in responding to elder abuse.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70927

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Potential Strategies to Improve the Employment Outcomes of Youth SSI Recipients

This report is one of three reports released around the same time from Mathematica Policy Research focusing on how transition services are being used for youth with disabilities. This report outlines evidence-based strategies to promote sustained, gainful employment for youth with disabilities who are receiving SSI.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70539

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National I&R Center Technology in Practice Profiles

ADvancing States’s National Information and Referral Support Center has published a set of promising practice profiles stemming from the Technology in Practice: Contest to Identify Promising Practices in the Use of Technology in Aging and Disability I&R/A Programs. The contest was designed to identify promising practices in the use of technology in information and referral/assistance (I&R/A) programs serving older adults, people with disabilities, and family and friend caregivers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69727

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