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Long-Term Support Options Counseling: Decision Support in Aging and Disability Resource Centers

This paper presents the perspective that options counseling is a pivotal function of Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) and its essential elements are counseling and decision support. The diverse array of definitions currently in use runs the risk of diminishing the importance of options counseling, which is a key function of a comprehensive long-term care system.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51257

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Assessment and Implementation Guide for Older Americans Act: Information & Referral/Assistance

This is the Administration on Aging's National Aging Information and Referral/Assistance Support Center guide. This guide assists State and Area Agencies on Aging and local providers in matching I&R/A services with established AIRS Standards.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50272

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More Can Be Done: Involvement of Older Consumers in the Design, Implementation and Oversight of Home and Community Based Services

This paper explores the role of older participants in planning, developing and overseeing home and community based service (HCBS) programs. It seeks to help State Units on Aging and others in the aging network identify concrete steps they can take to support the role of these older individuals as public policy advocates. The report addresses the extent of older HCBS participants' current involvement, the barriers to success, and the strategies being used to attain participation.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50226

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