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Tennessee Long-Term Care Community Choices Act of 2008

Prior to this bill mandating improved access to home and community-based long-term care (LTC) services, Tennessee was paying 98% of LTC funds to nursing homes. The act rebalances funding allocation and creates a single point of entry for older adults seeking LTC. It also supports diversion from and transition out of institutions through HCBS counseling and improved needs assessment. It was signed into law 06/17/2008.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51659

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Systems Transformation Grant News and Highlights Website – Arkansas

Arkansas was one of 10 states awarded funds from the CMS to improve home and community based services. The project has many goals including developing and implementing a statewide one stop system for long term care services and options. The website lists their other objectives, their strategic plan, and also has the premiere edition of their newsletter. Review the information about this collaborative effort between consumers, stakeholders, and state policy makers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51635

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Nursing Home Diversion Modernization Grant including a Special Funding Opportunity to Serve Veterans: Grant Announcement

AoA announced $13 million to support state efforts to help individuals with long-term care needs to avoid unnecessary nursing home placement. This includes $10 Million for an AoA Nursing Home Diversion Modernization Grants Program and a special $3 Million funding opportunity made available by the Veterans Health Administration. Only State Units on Aging are eligible to apply, but must involve AAAs and community-based organizations in projects. The application deadline is August 14, 2008.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51629

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Sample Memorandum of Agreement Between Aging and Disability Resource Center and Independent Living Center

This sample memorandum of agreement (MOA) can help facilitate collaboration between ADRCs and Independent Living Centers (ILC) operating in a shared area by clarifying roles and responsibilities. This can help avoid duplicative effort and facilitate information sharing to maximize the resources of both centers, resulting in improved quality of services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51610

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MinnesotaHelp.info Data Management Services: RFP

The MN Board on Aging, the agency with primary responsibility for MinnesotaHelp.info, issued this RFP with the goal of contracting an organization to maintain the database underpinning the website. The site is an online directory of services helping people in Minnesota find human services, information and referral, financial assistance, and other forms of help. Proposals must be submitted by Friday, May 30, 2008.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51571

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Real Choice Systems Change and Aging and Disability Resource Center/Area Aging Grant Solicitation FY 2008

CMS has available approximately $8 million in funding to continue to support States' efforts to address complex issues in long-term care reform. In addition, CMS was also awarded $5 million for Aging and Disability Resource Center /Area Agencies on Aging grants. Applications are due no later than July 17, 2008. Please see the full solicitation for details. Also included for background is a list of FY2007 grant recipients focused on person-centered planning and state profile tools.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51562

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Real Choice Systems Change Grants: Compendium Seventh Edition

The Compendium contains basic information about each of the Real Choice Systems Change Grantees receiving awards in FY 2004. It includes information for the Family-to-Family and Systems Transformation Grantees who received awards in FY 2005 and FY 2006 plus the Person-Centered Planning Implementation awards in FY 2007. It is divided into sections corresponding to the different types of grants and year of award; the report helps Grantees identify others with similar goals and activities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51531

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No Wrong Door Aging and Disability Resource Center: Advisory Council Survey - Virginia

This survey asks local Advisory Council members to rate 10 statements about the Virginia No Wrong Door (NWD) Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) project and their role in it. The statements include, “I understand the overall vision and goal of the NWD/ADRC initiative for the Commonwealth,” and “I understand the purpose of and my role on the (Richmond, Peninsula, Central Shenandoah Valley) Advisory Council.” A series of open-ended questions follow.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51508

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RFP for a qualified contractor(s) to complete the National State Profile Tool for Minnesota’s long-term system

The Minnesota Department of Human Services, through its Continuing Care Administration, is seeking Proposals from qualified Responders to work with DHS staff and key stakeholders to complete a State Long-Term Care Profile. A State Profile tool was developed by Thomson Medstat under contract with CMS. The Profile must describe the state’s long-term care delivery system for 7 population groups that account for the majority of people who need hcbs in MN. Proposals are due January 28, 2008.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51462

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