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Affordable Assisted Living and Community Based Care: An Interactive Feasibility Tool

Use this step-by-step feasibility analysis guide and spreadsheet model to determine the financial viability of proposed assisted living facilities. This tool provides an integrated framework to analyze a myriad of co-located services is built in to linked development and operation worksheets, automatically populates cells and provides information on financial feasibility of facility development.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51549

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The Coming Home Project Demonstration Case Study Series

Compare best practices from affordable assisted living projects in Florida, Vermont, Washington and Arkansas. Each study details proven project structures, such as a review of service fees, staffing patterns and project financing; lessons learned from project sponsors; and key distinguishing features such as new construction in rural communities or use of low income housing tax credits and conversion of public housing facilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51547

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Assisted Living in Rural Markets

This study evaluates the efficacy of applying standard market study methodologies and benchmarks for assisted living to rural markets and identifies factors that may contribute to the success of assisted living residences in rural markets. Written as part of the Coming Home Program, this publication offers ideas about how states with comparable policy environments should make allowances for more acute resident profiles, a more Medicaid-based payment mix, and higher market capture rates.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51546

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Real Choice Systems Change Grants: Compendium Seventh Edition

The Compendium contains basic information about each of the Real Choice Systems Change Grantees receiving awards in FY 2004. It includes information for the Family-to-Family and Systems Transformation Grantees who received awards in FY 2005 and FY 2006 plus the Person-Centered Planning Implementation awards in FY 2007. It is divided into sections corresponding to the different types of grants and year of award; the report helps Grantees identify others with similar goals and activities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51531

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Real Choice Systems Change Grant Program - FY 2002 Real Choice Grantees and Community-Integrated Personal Assistance Services and Supports Grantees: Final Report

This report provides an overview of 33 states’ initiatives (FY02 CPASS and Real Choice Grantees) to improve their LTC systems and the enduring improvements achieved. It includes lessons learned and recommendations that can guide states that are undertaking similar initiatives. Grantees made enduring systems improvements in five major areas—many states in more. Virtually all agreed that prior to introducing new policies and programs, it is essential to obtain stakeholder buy-in and commitment.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51515

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Institute for the Future of Aging Services (IFAS) Website

The IFAS website provides research information to providers and policy makers to help them put research findings into practice. Visit the newly improved website to find out how leading experts in applied research are bridging the gap among policy, practice and research communities. Discover best practices, policies and lessons learned on affordable housing plus services, workforce and quality improvement.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51511

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Funding Sources Successfully Used by States to Support Development of Integrated, Affordable, and Accessible Community Housing

This guide offers a quick reference on housing resources that can be used to create integrated, affordable, and accessible housing and basic information on how to use these resources. Including community strategies that increase the amount of integrated, affordable, and accessible housing units that usually fall into three general categories: development of housing units; access to existing housing units; and asset development.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51458

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A Blueprint for Action: Developing Livable Communities for All Ages

Each day, decisions affecting residents’ ability to age successfully in their communities are made by housing officials, transportation planners, planning and zoning specialists, parks and recreation officials, and economic development leaders. This guide provides local leaders with tools to build collaborations, a quick-reference kit for practitioners looking for tools, resources, best practices and it also includes a topic-specific list of studies, articles, and leading organizations.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51430

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Funding and Service Recommendations for Transitioning Older Adults: An Examination of Illinois’ Money Management Participants

This report from the Illinois RCSC Rebalancing Grant, quantifies the actual expenses faced by older residents living in the community and applies it to those living in a nursing home seeking reintegration to community living. Furthermore, it hopes to identify a floor of income required to sustain community residency. The analysis should be helpful in formulating system changes for programs including eligibility standards and policies.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51425

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