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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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Arkansas State Plan on Aging 2008-2011

The Older Americans Act (OAA) requires states to submit a Plan on Aging every 1-4 years focused on reforming long-term care to help keep older people independent. Arkansas presents information on their organization, programs, goals, funding, and people served. Their plan covers areas including Cash & Counseling, Money Follows the Person, transportation planning, disaster preparedness, and others.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51782

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Choices in Living – Arkansas Resource Center Website

This website directs people on how to find information related to aging and disabilities resources in AK using the phone or email. A list of topics for which one can find information is included, as well as documents about services eligibility. Also included here are directions to using the program that were written as a column in the publication "Aging Arkansas."

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51781

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The Role of the Older Americans Act in Providing Long-Term Care

The Older Americans Act (OAA) gave rise to important HCBS programs such as the Choices for Independence initiative, ADRCs, and Nursing Home Diversion grants. Here is a concise summary of the legislation, its reauthorization in 2006, and data on the types of support provided under these programs, recipients, and expenditures.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51776

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Client Satisfaction / Program Evaluation Plan for Case Managed Programs at the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc.

This document describes new processes developed at an Area Agency on Aging (AAA) in Florida to ensure that clients are receiving quality case management services. The report contains flow diagrams depicting evaluation process for monthly home visits, provider review during annual monitoring, and complaint tracking as well as the new client satisfaction process which is to implemented annually.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51767

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ArchiveADA: The Path to Equality – Website

Here is a one stop resource of documents and history related to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). In addition to the text, summary, and legislative history of the laws, you can find advocacy resources, news and analysis. The attached article serves as a general summary of the history of the ADA and the effort to restore its original intent of achieving full civil rights for people with disabilities through the ADAAA.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51758

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