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Adding a Dental Benefit to Medicare: Addressing Racial Disparities

This brief describes the racial disparities in access to oral health and oral health outcomes. Coverage is a key factor in reducing the existing disparities. This brief proposes adding oral health as a Medicare benefit as a potential solution. It also proposes additional policy options aimed at reducing disparities beyond expanding oral health coverage,

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71816

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Protecting Older Consumers 2018-2019: A Report of the Federal Trade Commission

This report outlines the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) research, law enforcement, and education efforts aimed at protecting older consumers. The report finds that although consumers 60 and older report losing money to scams less often than younger adults, the amount of money they lose is higher. Older adults reported losing money most often to phone scams and online scams. This report also highlights the Pass it On campaign.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71808

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Factsheets for AAPI Older Adults, Caregivers, and Aging Organizations

These resources are designed for AAPI Older Adults, Caregivers, and Aging Organizations. The fact sheets cover the issues of emotional abuse, neglect, and how caregivers of those with dementia can care for themselves. The fact sheets are available in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Samoan, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and English.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71805

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Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Direct Care Workforce: Key Considerations for Long-Term Services and Supports Providers

This brief focuses on how providers can recruit and retain a direct care workforce. Considerations include inclusive hiring practices, cultivating an organizational environment of inclusivity, and providing appropriate training. Companion briefs in this series discuss direct care worker training and organizational cultural competence.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71800

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Training Culturally Competent Direct Care Workers: Key Considerations for Long-Term Services and Supports Providers

This brief highlights how providers can train their workforce in cultural competency. Key recommendations include establishing formal policies, focusing on the elements most relevant for LTSS, using adult learner-centered methods of training, and identifying which programs work best for your organization's setting. Additional briefs in this series focus on organizational cultural competence and recruiting and retaining a diverse direct care workforce.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71799

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Organizational Cultural Competence: Key Considerations for LongTerm Services and Supports Providers

This brief describes how LTSS providers can build cultural competence within their organization. It covers key considerations including identifying areas for improvement, supporting diversity across the organization, addressing linguistic competence, and engaging community partners. Other briefs in this series provide specific considerations for training, recruitment, and retention of direct care workers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71798

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Falls Prevention: National, State, and Local Solutions to Better Support Seniors

This report was released by the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. The report notes that one in four Americans 65 and older falls each year, leading to lasting health and economic consequences. Falls are preventable and not necessarily a part of the normal aging process. The report also includes a list of recommendations from the committee.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71778

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