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Aging Strategic Alignment Project

Looking for profiles of each State’s Home-and Community-Based Service (HCBS) programs? This project report covers the components of HCBS programs under multiple funding streams. It includes an overview of findings from cross-state comparisons with accompanying tables and charts and individual profiles of 48 states and Washington, DC. The findings are intended to provide states with information that can help guide their efforts to expand and improve HCBS programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52112

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Innovations Clearinghouse on Family Caregiving

FCA launched this online community promoting professional knowledge around families in their caregiving role. The site offers resources to help policymakers, professionals and family caregivers develop caregiver-friendly legislation or initiatives, implement caregiver support programs or services, and access information to enhance the delivery of quality care. Interactive site features include an online forum and user submissions.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52109

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Using Data-Driven Strategies to Enhance Benefits Outreach, Enrollment, and Retention Activities

Making use of data and knowledge sharing to drive benefits outreach, enrollment, and retention efforts promotes the efficient use of limited resources, states a new issue brief from NCOA's National Center for Benefits Outreach & Enrollment. Sharing data also can help enroll eligible individuals in more than one benefits program at a time.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52106

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2010 CLP and ADRC National Meeting- Call for Sessions

Community Living Program and Aging & Disability Resource Center grantees, and Veteran Directed Home and Community Based Services programs, evaluators, researchers, and other stakeholders are welcome to answer this call for proposals. Attendance is invitation only, but interested subject matter expert are encouraged to submit sessions and/or recommend a consumer to attend. Deadline is Dec. 15, 2009, “Changing Systems, Changing Lives” will be Feb. 22-24, 2010 in Alexandria, VA.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52096

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Arizona Links Options Counselor Online Tool

Looking for ways to help consumers start planning their futures? Review this self-guided program. The Arizona ADRC has completed and implemented an online Options Counselor module, as part of the state's main ADRC web site. The Options Counselor content was crafted through the cooperation of a multi-organization committee. The site function and design was developed and implemented by the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Aging and Adult Services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52056

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Aging In Place Website

The National Aging in Place Council launched a new Web site last week in conjunction with Aging in Place Week 2009. The site helps link older adults with services in their neighborhood. Visit the site to find local chapters, service providers and ideas and news. In the September 2009, AoA granted over $4.5 Million dollars for Community Innovations for Aging in Place, further assisting growth in this service area.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52054

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Real Choice Systems Change Grant Program - FY 2001 to FY 2004 Systems Change Grants: Summary Final Report

The purpose of this report is fourfold: 1) to present a brief overview of the results of the Systems Change grants awarded from FY 2001 through FY 2004, 2) to describe the remaining challenges to community living that Grantees identified, 3) to provide Grantees’ recommendations for actions needed at the state and federal level to further improve their long-term care systems, and 4) to discuss the key lessons learned regarding factors that are needed to improve states’ long-term care systems.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52043

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Real Choice Systems Change Grant Program - FY 2004 Grantees: Final Report

CMS awarded the fourth round of 3-year grants for RCSC in Sept 2004. Three categories of grants were awarded: Research and Demonstration grants (40), Technical Assistance grants (10), and Feasibility Study and Development grants (2). This report focuses on the outcomes and Enduring Systems Improvements in Housing, Comprehensive Systems Reform, Mental Health Systems Transformation, Quality, Rebalancing, and Family to Family Grantees.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52042

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How ADRCs Can Effectively Assist Veterans: Issue Brief

This updated issue brief defines Veterans and the new Veterans Directed Home and Community Based Services (VDHCBS) programs to enhance home-based supports for veterans. Also included are sucessful state collaboration examples and a list of resources. Appendix A provides an overview of the VA Priority Groups. Appendix B shows estimated VA Expenditures by state.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52027

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Risk Management Contract Requirements – Michigan

Risk management embraces all the decisions we make and activities we undertake with the intent of improving our health and safety and the environment. This document consists of excerpts from the 2007 Michigan Department of Community Health Contract Requirements for Care Management Performance Criteria and Waiver Program Operating Standards. Review this protocol as an example.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52024

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