Single Point of Entry/No Wrong Door

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A Survey of North Dakota Consumers of Continuum of Care Services

This report summarizes the research findings of a 2006 questionnaire disseminated to gather information about choice and access to continuum of care services. The survey gained information from consumers regarding services they are using, services needed, and barriers encountered. Data was gathered regarding how consumers learn about available services and suggestions to guide the development of a single point of entry (SPE) system, also called an Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC).

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51205

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A Report of Focus Groups and Personal Interviews Conducted in North Dakota’s Eight Human Services Regions

Interviews were conducted to identify current perceptions, patterns, themes, and suggestions for improving the choice and self-direction, quality and access to long term care supports. This research also identified ways to develop a mechanism to balance state resources for services, and to identify elements for the design and structure of a single point of entry mechanism. Groups included: consumers of HCBS, elderly and younger nursing home residents, family members of consumers, and providers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51203

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2007 CMS New Freedom Initiative Conference: Access to Community Living: Promoting Independence and Choice

The 7th CMS New Freedom Initiative Conference was held March 5-7 in Baltimore. Presentations are available in both PDF and text formats. “Choice and Independence” is a key pillar of CMS’ vision for a person-centered long term services and supports system for the future. The 2007 conference focused on the policies, programs, and tools -including opportunities authorized by the Deficit Reduction Act– available to shape and carry out the vision.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51199

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Real Choice Systems Change Grants: Compendium Sixth Edition

The Compendium contains basic information about each of the Real Choice Systems Change Grant awards in FY03–FY04 plus the Family to Family and Systems Transformation Grantees awarded in FY05 and FY06. The Compendium will help Grantees identify others with similar goals and activities. Learn more about how the grants will be used to allow more people of all ages with a disability or long term illness to live and participate in their communities. The sixth edition replaces all previous editions.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51193

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Consumer Direction Presentation(s): Colorado

This group of presentations were offered around the state of Colorado in regional training sessions. The day focused on various aspects of consumer direction, including case managers, Medicaid options, and working with personal-care attendants. Other presentations include transitioning a child to consumer-directed health care and a presentation on the benefits, rights, and responsibilities of consumer direction.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51191

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UCare: A Website for Utah Caregivers

The UCare website is a feature of the Utah Department of Human services and exists primarily to help caregivers and provide link to other resources. Resources are for the elderly, people with mental illness, for people with disabilities and their caregivers. Information is available on-line and through a statewide toll free number. Other features to note include provider report cards, guides, a glossary and the long-term care planning tool.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51185

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Assessing Utah\'s Long-term Care System

These reports are reviews of Utah’s long–term care system and waiver programs and provide recommendations for change. The Focus Group Findings focused on non-institutionalized and community based settings. The Long-Term Care paper provides more generalized findings about the structure of Utah’s long-term care system and how to transition forward based on input from stakeholders and administrators, comparisons to other states, and review of current documents and policy.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51146

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Minnesota’s Real Choice Systems Changes Grant Presentations: 2004

In September 2004, Minnesota’s Real Choice Systems Changes grantees presented at the Illinois 2004 Systems Change Seminar. Presentations covered the Minnesota’s Personal Assistance Care Program, QA/QI grant, ADRC grant, and its Senior Health Insurance Program. A variety of topics covered include quality assurance, stakeholder involvement and personal assisted services

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51127

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Community Service Options, Inc. Website

Community Service Options, Inc (CSO) is an organization dedicated to assisting persons with developmental disability to receive service and live in the “least restrictive” setting. CSO provides screening, eligibility assessment, service coordination, and advocacy throughout the Chicago area. The website provides links to their services and assessment tools.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51122

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