Community Living

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Strengthening the HCBS Ecosystem – Responding to Dangers of Congregate Settings during COVID-19

This report examines weaknesses in the home and community-based services ecosystem and outlines a roadmap to expand community living options that meet the needs of people with disabilities. The report builds upon findings in NCD’s 2021 Progress Report: The Impacts of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities (2021) and Deinstitutionalization: Unfinished Business (2012) and illustrates how each piece of the HCBS ecosystem must operate at full capacity to ensure that appropriate community living options and support systems remain available to the disabilities community.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74264

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No Wrong Door: Supporting Community Living for Veterans

This paper from AARP describes promising practices on how aging and disability network agencies, Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs), and Veteran Benefits Offices in seven states have forged partnerships to better support Veterans in community living. The paper includes a checklist for these local organizations to enhance collaboration and truly create a “no wrong door” for Veterans and their family caregivers to receive services in the community.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69916

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Community Living for American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders

The brief includes information on disparities in health and disability; innovative approaches that Native communities have used to address identified disparities; how Native communities have used the Older Americans Act and other federal programs that aim to promote health and support community living for Elders; and aspects of successful programs for Native people.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69897

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