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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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The True Costs and Benefits of Self-Directed Care: Living with Independence, Freedom, and Equality (LIFE) Account Feasibility Study & Implementation Plan

This article explores the benefits and challenges people who have disabilities experience when managing their personal care programs. It also examines how LIFE Accounts would complement social participation opportunities for persons with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51575

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Compendium of Home Modification and Assistive Technology Policy and Practice Across the States

The purpose of this compendium is to establish baseline knowledge of the scope of assistive technology and home modification services that states make available to Medicaid-eligible adults. This study provides federal and state policymakers with basic information to inform planning and policy development. It also provides other stakeholders, including consumers, with valuable information about Medicaid State Plan and HCBS waiver.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51557

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Inclusive Livable Communities for People with Psychiatric Disabilities

This paper is an expansion of the NCD’s livable community framework (LCF): a set of public policy recommendations for ensuring that people with disabilities have all the opportunities and choices available to people without disabilities. It links key elements of the LCF to specific needs of people with psychiatric disabilities, and discusses stigma and discrimination.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51552

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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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