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“Money Follows the Person” and Long Term Care System Rebalancing Study – West Virginia

The study analyzes the long term care (LTC) system in WV and projects costs and savings associated with two models of efforts to transition people out of institutions. The system analysis looks at service delivery in both institutional and community-based settings, levels of access, financing, and quality. The appendices include examinations of care models and rebalancing efforts of other states.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51975

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Disability and Technical Assistance Center National Network of ADA Centers

The Network consists of 10 regional centers funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), a division of the U.S. Department of Education. The mission is to provide information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to individuals, organizations and employers. They provide training materials, referrals, and a searchable database of legal documents, fact sheets and checklists.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51969

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Preferences for Receipt of Care Among Community-Dwelling Adults

This journal article, which appeared in the Journal of Aging and Social Policy, outlines adult's (ages 40-70) preferences for long-term care, including place of care and the persons providing care. Most adults preferred care in home/community settings by kin or non-kin, with few deeming nursing homes acceptable.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51844

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Going from Good to Great: Livable Communities Surveys in Ohio

Is your area a livable community? You can use this survey and accompanying reports as a model for finding out. AARP defines a livable community as one that allows people to maintain their independence and quality of life as they age and retire. Aspects that make a community livable include mobility, community supports, and affordable housing. Residents age 45 years and older in two OH counties were surveyed to measure whether these things are truly available in their communities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51766

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Serving the Needs of Medicaid Enrollees with Integrated Behavioral Health Services in Safety Net Primary Care Settings

A recent trend in health care has been the increasing integration of behavioral health services into primary care settings. This paper discusses the benefits of such integration and the role of safety net primary care providers as behavioral health providers within the Medicaid program. The authors focus on organizational structure and reimbursement models in analyzing how four state programs achieve this integration.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51725

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Amendment to the Ticket To Work and Self-Sufficiency Program; Final Rule

These are the final rules on the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program published May, 2008 by the Social Security Administration. The changes were authorized by the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999. The rules affect the areas of eligibility, funding for employment networks, and reimbursement allocation and sharing between employment networks and state vocational rehabilitation agencies, among others.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51625

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The Aging Services Network: Accomplishments and Challenges in Serving a Growing Elderly Population

This issue brief and background paper outline the ongoing history, services, and expenditures associated with the Older Americans Act (OAA). The report also summarizes services that are funded through the OAA and other federal and state funds and are provided by the state and local agencies that comprise the Aging Services Network. Finally, key challenges to meeting the needs of the changing population are identified, especially with regards to service improvement and funding.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51614

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Public/Private Partnerships and Employment of People with Disabilities: Preliminary Evidence from a Pilot Project

Find here preliminary findings of two demonstration projects aimed at improving employment outcomes of people with developmental disabilities by facilitating multi-sector partnerships. Two projects, one urban and one rural, specifically focused on coordination between supplemental staffing agencies and community rehabilitation programs. The authors conclude that services could be greatly improved via public/private partnerships and list ongoing programs that build on the model.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51607

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