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2009 CMS Money Follows the Person Conference Materials

March 2-4, 2009 state program staff, CMS staff, and technical assistance providers met in Baltimore to discuss Money Follows the Person and other strategies for helping people move out of nursing homes. Speakers presented on topics ranging from service integration, housing finance strategies, mentoring, quality, and many others.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51879

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Administration on Aging & Veterans Health Administration: Partnerships and Opportunities Meeting

The Veterans Health Administration plans to partner with the Aging Network in order to be serving over 109,000 veterans using HCBS by 2011. February 25 and 26, 2009, these organizations met in Boston to develop the partnership, work out next steps, and identify challenges. Presentations provide details on existing infrastructure, Nursing Home Diversion, financial management services, and existing research on HCBS and self-direction.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51872

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Understanding Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) – Presentation

The presenters relate information and an Illinois case study on this affordable housing funding strategy. TBRA is tied directly to a MFP recipient’s income level, thereby overcoming limitations of other strategies such as development subsidies and Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8). Similar to a voucher, TBRA covers the gab between fair market rent and a percentage of a recipient’s income.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51855

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Developing an MFP Housing Strategy – Presentation

First given during a teleconference for Money Follows the Person (MFP) grantees, this presentation reviews the current housing market and challenges to creating new affordable, accessible, and integrated housing units. Also provided is a case study from Maryland and the key areas of housing strategy: assessment of finance and policy; partnerships; and short- and long-term goals.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51854

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Making the Connection: Building Cross Agency Partnerships

The second in a series focused on affordable housing, this issue brief focuses on developing partnerships with state finance agencies and other stakeholders. It showcases successful strategies that have expanded integrated community living for workers with disabilities. While MIG grantees, who are the main audience of this brief, are unable to use grant funds to provide housing services, they can create linkages with other programs to support the individuals they serve.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51846

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Preferences for Receipt of Care Among Community-Dwelling Adults

This journal article, which appeared in the Journal of Aging and Social Policy, outlines adult's (ages 40-70) preferences for long-term care, including place of care and the persons providing care. Most adults preferred care in home/community settings by kin or non-kin, with few deeming nursing homes acceptable.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51844

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Community-Based Long-Term Care Services in Rhode Island: A Report Issued Pursuant to Joint Resolution 05-R 384

This study examines community-based long-term care services in Rhode Island. It reviewed service rates and rate methodologies for four specific community-based services; assessed workforce capacity needed to provide services in the future; and made recommendations regarding the potential to restructure the State’s funding across different programs to support assisted living, home care, respite care, and adult day care.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51840

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The Green House: A New Model of Care – Audio

The narrator interviews proponents, staff, and consumers of the Green House model. During visits to two Green Houses for people with Alzheimer’s in Texas, she discusses costs, outcomes, terminology, and guiding principles. According to the interviews, outcomes such as consumer satisfaction and well-being and employee retention and interaction are better than in institutional settings. The 11 minute audio file is part of the “New Directions in Health Care” podcast series.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51823

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