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What Does It Take? Improving Housing Choices for Medicaid-Eligible Mississippians Needing Long-Term Care

This report and executive summary were completed for Project BRIDGE, an Integrating Long-Term Supports with Affordable Housing grant from CMS. Individuals with disabilities desiring to live independently in Mississippi are hindered by the state’s scarcity of both affordable, accessible housing and the community-based services. The report outlines the issues and offers recommendations for creating community housing arrangements. Review the policy, program and research suggestions.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51702

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Choose, Get, Keep Integrated Housing

This guide is a supplement to ABCs of Nursing Home Transition: An Orientation Manual for New Transition Facilitators. The two guides are meant to be used together. This second guide, gives greater detail on one of the most challenging aspects to the transition process—locating and securing housing that meets the individual’s needs and preferences so that the transition can be completed. The Appendix offers tools for housing specialist and consumers including checklists and how-to fact sheets.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51697

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Enduring Changes of the FY 2001 and FY 2002 Nursing Facility Transition Grantees

This publication provides a summary overview of the accomplishments and enduring changes brought about by all of the Systems Change NFT Grantees Despite bringing about many enduring systems improvements, Grantees reported that many transition barriers remain. Grantees made recommendations to help states address continuing barriers to nursing facility transition and diversion so that no one need live in a nursing home simply because sufficient community services and supports are unavailable.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51688

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Affordable Housing Financing and Subsidies: Resources for Programs Serving Workers with Disabilities

The first in a series on housing issues, this brief provides an overview of various federal and state housing financing programs that can be used to support low income workers with disabilities. The brief also summarizes the related nature of housing and employment services and the impacts of the current housing market on employees with disabilities. The series is meant to provide information to MIG grantees and help them create linkages with agencies providing direct housing services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51662

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System and Impact Research and Technical Assistance for CMS FY2005, FY2006, and FY2007 Real Choice Systems Change (RCSC) Grants: Annual Report

This report presents findings from Oct ‘05 – Oct ‘07, which includes the first nine months of strategic planning for the FY05 and FY06 Systems Transformation (ST) Grants and the subsequent initial 15-months of implementation (through Oct ‘07) for the FY05 ST Grants. The report focuses primarily on documenting grantees' experiences during the start-up period and grantees' progress during early implementation and suggests early trends and findings.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51652

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Transitioning Youth with Mental Health Needs to Meaningful Employment and Independent Living

The authors offer recommendations for providing successful career preparation support to youth with mental health needs. They studied five successful programs to identify common design features that address frequently identified challenges in transitioning to an independent adulthood. They also offer analysis of systems level factors affecting program design and sustainability, in addition to recommendations for staff and policymakers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51630

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The NIC Compendium Project: A Guide to Long-Term Care Projection and Simulation Models - 2007

This publication presents lessons from financing projection models of long-term care (LTC). It describes the methods, conclusions, strengths and weaknesses of several models. It “also explores what such models can and cannot tell us, what research is needed to get better projections, and the key issues that must be addressed by any proposal to deliver and finance care for the baby boomer resident of the future.” This book can be ordered in hard copy or as a pdf via the links.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51619

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Finding the Gaps: A Comparative Analysis of Disability Laws in the United States to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

This analysis examines how U.S. federal laws may be affected if the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is ratified by the country. The authors summarize each CRPD article along with with U.S. laws that either guarantee the same rights or contradict the convention. The authors conclude that better implementation of existing laws or congressional action would bring federal law in line with CRPD.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51613

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Adult Foster Care: A Resource for Older Adults

State leaders are interested in the experience of states that developed adult foster care as part of their service array, trends in provider supply, regulations governing providers, and quality oversight practices. This report is based on the policies and practices in five states – Arizona, Maine, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. The states were selected based on their approach to licensing and Medicaid coverage for this residential option. The report focuses on programs for older adults.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51602

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Opportunities for Creating Livable Communities

This paper outlines the most common barriers to implementing livable communities and outlines cases where these barriers were overcome using planning and zoning tools. Housing, transportation and mobility, land use, cooperation and communication, public involvement in community planning, and leadership are the components of livable communities that are addressed.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51592


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