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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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Recognition of Excellence in Aging Research – Senate Special Committee on Aging Report

The Committee compiled a brief inventory of all research and demonstration projects supported by federal agencies. Program details are not provided, but the report does describe the diverse strategies used by 27 agencies to research and support HCBS. Fields covered include biomedical sciences, housing, environmental protection, preventive care, and hospice care, among others.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51814

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Residential Care and Assisted Living Compendium: 2007

This compendium describes regulatory provisions and Medicaid policy for residential care settings in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It updates an earlier report completed in 2004. This provides an overview of residential care and assisted living policy, a comparison of state’s policy in selected areas, and summaries of each state's regulations for residential care settings, including assisted living facilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51807

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National Resource Directory for Veterans Website

The U.S. Department of Labor has joined with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to launch a Web-based directory to help wounded warriors identify resources available to assist them in transitioning back to civilian life. The National Resource Directory encompasses more than 10,000 services and resources, including information on benefits and compensation, education, training and employment, family ad caregiver support, health, housing and transportation, service and resources.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51793

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The Green House® Project

What is a Green House home? It is an alternative residence for elders that need skilled nursing care. The architecture and services create small, homey environments that stress privacy, autonomy, support, and enjoyment. Visit the homepage to learn about the concept and efforts to replicate nationally. See “Research and Resources” and “Regulation and Legislation” for information on outcomes related to Green Houses and relevant state and federal policy.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51778

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Increasing Home Access: Designing for Visitability

Visitability is a movement that seeks to eliminate certain barriers to aging independently by promoting accessible home design. The authors examine different types of visitability initiatives, challenges to implementation, and opportunities for further acceptance. The design parameters needed for visitability include a zero-step entrance, wide doorways, and at least one half bathroom on the main floor.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51769


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