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Trading Place: Real Choice Systems Change Grants and the Movement to Community Based LTC Supports

The National Health Policy Forum Issue Brief provides information about Systems Change grants and the kinds of activities state Medicaid agencies have undertaken to transform their institutionally based systems. This brief raises critical policy questions related to public spending for long-term care in different settings that might be considered in tandem with future grant funding decisions.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51299

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Real Choice Mentor Training Manual

The purpose of the New York Real Choice Training Manual is to provide formal training to self-advocates who wish to become peer mentors. Mentor trainees will learn through the adult education model, which builds on the strength, capacity and experience of the learners. Self-Advocate consultants/mentors bring with them an incredible wealth of life experiences, which prepare them for this role.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51276

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Transitioning Alabama\'s Loved Ones Home

This report focuses on individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias. The project instituted a comprehensive system to support enduring changes in the delivery of community-based assistance for Medicaid eligible persons with dementia. The projects two goals: facilitate hospital-to-home transitions for individuals wishing to stay in the community; and field test a nursing home-to-community transition program for eligible individuals. The workbook used in discharge planner training is included.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51275

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Real Choice Systems Change Grant Program - FY 2001 Community-Integrated Personal Assistance Services and Supports Grantees and Real Choice Grantees: Final Report

This report provides an overview of 35 states’ initiatives to improve their LTC systems and includes lessons learned and recommendations that can guide states undertaking similar initiatives. Despite accomplishments and improvements, Grantees described continuing barriers including insufficient funding for home and community services; workforce shortages; lack of affordable and accessible housing and transportation; and outdated or inflexible administrative, statutory, and regulatory provisions.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51222

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Meeting Summary: Money Follows the Person: Financing and Budgeting

This document summarizes the meeting on Money Follows the Person: Financing and Budgeting, convened by Rutgers Center for State Health Policy and the National Academy for State Health Policy, held on September 11-13, 2006 in Olympia, Washington. Participants discussed budgeting and financing approaches states can use to assist their residents in moving from institutions to community settings. This document will provide a brief description of the meeting and a guide to resources that were shared.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51172

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Children and Nursing Facilities: Diversion Strategies and Lasting Systems Change

This study was conducted as part of the Nebraska Nursing Facility Transition (NFT) Grant. The target population included children living in nursing facilities who meet the criteria for transition to home and community-based settings and children living at home identified as at-risk for nursing facility placement. The goals of this paper were to decrease the number of children in nursing facilities, identify risk factors, and to develop a plan to keep children in home and community settings.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51167

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Legisbrief: Money Can Follow the Person in Long-Term Care

Legisbrief is a briefing papers that offers important issues of the day. This volume provides an overview of the new demonstration initiative entitled \"Money Follows the Person.\" States now have additional support from the federal government. The new federal demonstration provides new financial incentives for states to initiate system of flexible spending for long-term services and supports that enables available funds to move with the individual to the most appropriate and preferred setting.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51157

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Nursing Facility Transition and Diversion - Module 4: Nuts and Bolts of Transition

Michigan developed a six-part training on transition and diversion. Module 4 presents the basic components of a successful transition. Again, person-centered planning is a main component of the transition and helps set the goals for the process, as well as an accurate way to gauge its success. In addition, this module discusses the need for housing, financial management, and transportation in a successful transition.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51156

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