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Analysis of State Efforts to Comply with Fair Labor Standards Act Protections to Home Care Workers

This report looks at the changes states implemented to their Medicaid or other publicly-funded consumer directed home care programs in order to comply with the 2013 FLSA Home Care Rule. The report includes perspectives from various stakeholders and describes issues raised in interviews. It provides an overview of early implementation efforts, an environmental scan of state policies and procedures, and a case study examination of states with well-documented hardship exceptions.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71892

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Nutrition Assistance Programs: Agencies Could Do More to Help Address the Nutritional Needs of Older Adults

This report looks at how federal agencies can better meet the nutritional needs of older adults. The study examines how older adults' nutrition is connected to health outcomes and the extent to which federal nutrition guidelines address older adults' nutritional needs. It also outlines the challenges program providers face in meeting older adults' nutritional needs. GAO makes a series of recommendations for HHS and USDA to improve federal nutrition assistance programs for this population.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71884

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Training Needs of Professionals Who Serve People With I/DD and Mental Health Needs and Their Families

This report explores the need for resources and funding to train professionals on how to better support people who have I/DD and a mental health need. Over the past year, The Arc has conducted focus groups on this subject with 66 stakeholders in Maryland, Indiana, and Florida. The findings from these discussions are highlighted in this report.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71871

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The 2019 Youth Transition Report: Outcomes for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities

This report presents educational and employment data for youth and young adults with and without disabilities. It highlights the gap between youth with disabilities and those without disabilities on key measures of educational and employment success. This first report includes the status of the selected population, education, employment, and opportunity youth indicators. Future reports will also include a longitudinal trend analysis of these indicators.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71861

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Frequently Asked Questions: Hoarding Disorders and Older Adults

This resource is a follow up to NCLER's Legal Basics Training on Self-Neglect and Hoarding Disorders. It includes the presenters' answers to common questions from the webcast. The sheet covers information including what differentiates hoarding from clutter or collecting, how to identify and screen for hoarding, and what steps and treatment should be utilized in a hoarding case. This FAQ sheet also includes a list of additional resources on hoarding.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71858

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Living Below the Line: Economic Insecurity and Older Americans, Insecurity in the States 2019

This report estimates that half of all single older adults in the United States lack the income to afford basic needs, a calculation that matched Elder Index expense data with state-level income statistics. The report also ranks states based on their levels of elder economic insecurity by measuring the percentage of older adults who did not have sufficient income to meet their realistic expenses.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71848

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How to Talk about Mental Health: Addressing Misunderstandings about Mental Health in the Media

This tip sheet helps people understand how to talk about mental health in a more sensitive and accurate way. This resource presents common myths and misunderstandings found in the media and provides correct information along with suggestions about how to reframe the conversation. The sheet also offers additional resources and tips to learn more about being a good mental health ally.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71847

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I&R/A Information Technology Systems: Findings from State Aging and Disability Agencies

This issue brief explores software systems that state aging and disability agencies use for resource databases and for client tracking, case management, and reporting. Data and findings are drawn from ADvancing States’ 2018 National Survey of Aging and Disability Information & Referral/Assistance (I&R/A) Agencies. This issue brief highlights responses from state agencies on aging and disability, though in some instances, data from all survey respondents is shared for comparison purposes.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71845

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Essentials of Critical Incident Management Webinar

States operating Medicaid waiver programs are required to safeguard consumers against critical incidents such as abuse, neglect, exploitation, and unexplained death. Yet there is no federally defined term for “critical incident.” This webinar explores what constitutes a critical incident, and the steps your agency should take to protect your citizens from harm and your state from liability.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71841

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