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Driverless Cars and Accessibility – Designing the Future of Transportation for People with Disabilities

This report highlights the potentially transformational power of autonomous vehicles (AVs). AVs have the opportunity to significantly benefit individuals with disabilities, but only if automakers work to ensure accessible design. The report states that key partners must work together on universal design now so that AVs can be developed to meet every potential driver's needs from the beginning, including wheelchair users.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71325

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Nonfatal Assaults and Homicides Among Adults Aged ≥60 Years — United States, 2002–2016

This report was published as part of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. It examines the rate of violence against adults aged sixty and over using fifteen years of data on assaults and homicides. The results indicate that during this time frame, the nonfatal assault rate has jumped significantly, especially among older men. The homicide rate for older men also increased.This study demonstrates the need for improved violence prevention efforts among older adults.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71324

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State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: 2019 Revised Primer for State Agencies

This updated primer explains key provisions of the Ombudsman rule. It highlights promising practices for coordination between State Agencies and the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program in long-term services and supports. The report was co-authored with the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, who serves as a partner in the Administration for Community Living funded National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC).

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71313

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Collaborating to Address HCBS Workforce Challenges in MLTSS Programs

This report is the third in a series of publications from the MLTSS Institute. The report identifies the challenges and promising practices in addressing the mismatch between supply and demand for direct care workers in long term services and supports programs, all viewed through the lens of MLTSS programs. This report is co-authored by ADvancing States and Sage Squirrel Consulting, LLC.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71262

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Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: 2019 Update

This toolkit summarizes LTSS reform strategies adopted by state innovators. It identifies concrete policy strategies, operational steps, and federal and state authorities that states have used to advance LTSS reforms. It also includes specific case studies and advice for other states looking to implement similar reforms. In addition, CHCS has published a brief for state legislators looking for a summary of options for developing LTSS policies.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71239

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Socially Vulnerable Older Adults & Medical-legal Partnership

This issue brief discusses the pressing legal needs of older adults and the ways that coordinating health care, legal, and social services can improve their well-being. The brief examines three medical-legal partnership programs serving older adults and explores their impact, including the prevention of homelessness and the improvement of financial stability.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71211

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Suspicious Activity Reports on Elder Financial Exploitation: Issues and Trends

This study examines elder financial exploitation Suspicious Activity Reports (EFE SARs) filed with the federal government by financial institutions such as banks and money services businesses between 2013 and 2017. The goal of this report is to analyze the complex problem of elder financial exploitation and identify ways to improve prevention and response.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71209

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2019 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures

The Alzheimer's Association has published the 2019 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report. This annual report offers insight into the burden of Alzheimer's and dementia on individuals, caregivers, government and the nation's health care system. The report provides an in-depth look at the latest national statistics on Alzheimer's prevalence, incidence, mortality, and costs. It also examines awareness, attitudes, and utilization of cognitive assessments among older adults.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71193

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Emerging Technologies to Support an Aging Population

This report explores innovations that have the potential to improve quality of life for Americans who live with physical or cognitive burdens due to aging or disability. The report identifies six opportunities for emerging technologies to help Americans live longer, healthier, and more independent lives. These six areas are: Key activities of daily living, Cognition, Communication and social connectivity, Personal mobility, Transportation, and Access to healthcare.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71191

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