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LEAF (Life Enhancing Activities for Family Caregivers)

The University of California, San Francisco and Northwestern University are testing a program for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's Disease. The program, titled LEAF (Life Enhancing Activities for Family Caregivers) is funded by a grant from the National Institute on Aging, and is designed to help lower stress and support caregivers. Participants must be the primary caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or probable Alzheimer's, be English-speaking, and have access to Wi-Fi.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73020

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August 2021 Livable Communities Newsletter

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs released their August 2021 newsletter highlighting Miami-Dade County's Age-Friendly Initaitive. The county's Age-Friendly Initiative was launched in 2012 and has grown into a collaborative network of individuals, stakeholders, and organizations working together to bring housing, transportation, employment and health services to their older adult population.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72945

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Addressing the emerging crisis of aged homelessness

Wellsky has published a paper detailing how proactive action by states, health systems, and communities can reduce the number of seniors experiencing homelessness. The paper discusses the following topics: why skyrocketing senior homelessness is virtually inevitable in the coming years; how health and human services in your state or community will be affected; and what actions can best help specific segments of the senior homeless population.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72743

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Understanding Today’s Federal Policy Landscape for Supporting Family Caregivers

CHCS published a Medicaid Policy cheat sheet detailing the importance of family caregivers. The resource reviews legislation and efforts led by the Biden Administration to support unpaid family caregivers, and answers the following questions: Who are family caregivers and what do they do? What hardships do family caregivers face as a result of providing care? How can legislation help family caregivers?

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72723

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Virtually Yours: Frontline Edition e-Conference

AIRS is accepting proposals across the length and breadth of I&R. The conference will feature three main areas of content: Service Delivery (For those in CRS, CRS-A/D and related roles and their supervisors), Database Curation (For those in CRS-DC roles and their supervisors), Self-Care and Professional Development (For everyone who needs it). The e-conference will be held on October 12-14, 2021. The deadline for submissions is July 26, 2021.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72715

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Virtually Yours: Frontline Edition e-Conference

AIRS is accepting proposals across the length and breadth of I&R. The conference will feature three main areas of content: Service Delivery (For those in CRS, CRS-A/D and related roles and their supervisors), Database Curation (For those in CRS-DC roles and their supervisors), Self-Care and Professional Development (For everyone who needs it). The e-conference will be held on October 12-14, 2021. The deadline for submissions is July 26, 2021.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72714

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Application Period is Open for NCAPPS Technical Assistance

The application for the next round of NCAPPS Technical Assistance is now available. Technical Assistance will be provided to up to ten States, Tribes, or Territories for up to 100 hours per year for up to two years. Technical assistance will help advance person-centered thinking, planning and practice to support people with disabilities and older adults with long-term service and support needs. Applications are due by July 30, 2021.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72703

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Community Care Corps RFP: Innovative Local Models to Provide Volunteer Non-Medical Assistance to Older Americans, Adults with disabilities, and Family Caregivers

Community Care Corps has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for innovative local models in which volunteers assist family caregivers or directly assist older adults or adults with disabilities with non-medical care to maintain their independence. The purpose of the project is to establish, enhance, or grow volunteer programs for family caregivers, older adults, and people with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72609

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Wisconsin Eliminates Waitlist for Long-Term Care Services for Medicaid-Eligible Adults

On February 28, 2021, a 40-year-old individual with a physical disability from Adams County was referred to IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct), Wisconsin’s self-directed long-term care program. This individual was the last person waiting to join one of Wisconsin’s long-term care programs that provide home and community-based services to eligible adults who are elderly or have physical or intellectual disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72443

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Case Study: How Georgia meets the increased needs of seniors during COVID

When COVID-19 appeared in early 2020, human services agencies across the country had to adapt overnight. The Georgia Department of Human Services’ Division of Aging Services created new partnerships with restaurants, placed emergency funds into use quickly, streamlined decision-making and more to meet the needs of seniors.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72321

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