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Aging Strategic Alignment Project

Looking for profiles of each State’s Home-and Community-Based Service (HCBS) programs? This project report covers the components of HCBS programs under multiple funding streams. It includes an overview of findings from cross-state comparisons with accompanying tables and charts and individual profiles of 48 states and Washington, DC. The findings are intended to provide states with information that can help guide their efforts to expand and improve HCBS programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52112

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Person-Centered Planning Implementation Grants 18-Month Summary Report

In FY07 CMS awarded 13 PCP Implementation Grants. The purpose twofold 1) to change the basic model of care planning from one that is directed by the needs of institutions and provider agencies to one that responds to the needs of the individual, and 2) to assist states and territories in developing ways to identify the strengths, capacities, and preferences. This report presents factors that facilitated and/or impeded progress and how stakeholders were included in development and implementation.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52093

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Support Broker Training - Idaho

Idaho’s, My Voice, My Choice training program, is an online resource for those wishing to be Support Brokers. The site’s main categories include a section for Computer Instructions, Meeting the Trainers, Readings and Activities. The course itself stresses several key concepts: Self-Determination, the Philosophical Shift that is occurring from traditional supports to a self-directed model, Person-Centered Planning, and the Ethics and Professionalism required as a successful Support Broker.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52085

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State-by-State Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS) Tables

The CMS website has been updated with the new 508 compliant MSIS Medicaid eligibility and claims tables for federal fiscal years 2005 through 2008 for 31 states. Individual or groups of tables may be selected using the identified dynamic list options. The standard MSIS fiscal year tables will be updated periodically as additional states submit their data for the full fiscal year.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52064

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Real Choice Systems Change Grant Program - FY 2001 to FY 2004 Systems Change Grants: Summary Final Report

The purpose of this report is fourfold: 1) to present a brief overview of the results of the Systems Change grants awarded from FY 2001 through FY 2004, 2) to describe the remaining challenges to community living that Grantees identified, 3) to provide Grantees’ recommendations for actions needed at the state and federal level to further improve their long-term care systems, and 4) to discuss the key lessons learned regarding factors that are needed to improve states’ long-term care systems.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52043

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How ADRCs Can Effectively Assist Veterans: Issue Brief

This updated issue brief defines Veterans and the new Veterans Directed Home and Community Based Services (VDHCBS) programs to enhance home-based supports for veterans. Also included are sucessful state collaboration examples and a list of resources. Appendix A provides an overview of the VA Priority Groups. Appendix B shows estimated VA Expenditures by state.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52027

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State Chart Book on Wages for Personal and Home Care Aides, 1999-2008

This updated resource provides a state-by-state look at wages and wage trends for PHCAs, the second fastest growing occupation in the country, and a key job title within the direct-care workforce. Review wages over a 9-year period. Prepared as a resource guide on wages for advocates and policymakers concerned with the direct-care workforce, the data underscore the problem of low and declining real wages for PHCAs, factors which contribute to workforce.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52018

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Real Choice Systems Change Grant Program - FY 2003 Grantees: Final Report

RTI is preparing a series of reports to document outcomes from the Systems Change grants. Divided into six parts, the first four provide an overview of the enduring improvements, continuing challenges, lessons learned, and recommendations of the 48 Research & Demonstration Grantees, organized by the four types of grants: CPASS, MFP, IP, & QA/QI. Part 5 provides summaries of the FTF Grants. Part 6 reviews the Respite for Adults and Children and Community-Based Treatment Alternatives for Children.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52010

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Disability and Technical Assistance Center National Network of ADA Centers

The Network consists of 10 regional centers funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), a division of the U.S. Department of Education. The mission is to provide information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to individuals, organizations and employers. They provide training materials, referrals, and a searchable database of legal documents, fact sheets and checklists.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51969

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State-Funded Home and Community-Based Services for Older Adults

Nearly every state provides at least some funds for services for low-income older adults or people with disabilities who have too many assets to qualify for Medicaid. AARP reports on how much each state spends on both multiservice and single-service programs. It also compares funding sources, eligibility criteria, services, cost management strategies, consumer direction, and other characteristics.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51967

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