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Virginia State Plan for Aging Services, 2011-2015

This document sets forth the State of Virginia's plan on aging in accordance with Older Americans Act requirements. The plan describes the mission and strategies of Virginia's State Unit on Aging (SUA) to coordinate services for older adults. The Plan contains information on aging demographics, the mission for the duration of the plan, and sets out goals to empower older adults to be more independent, promote wellness, and expand home and community-based services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53241

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Maryland Department of Aging 2009-2012 State Plan on Aging

This document describes the State of Maryland’s plan on aging in accordance with Older Americans Act requirements. The plan describes the mission, objectives, and strategies of the Maryland’s Department of Aging to coordinate services for older adults. Maryland’s department has a mission to enable older citizens to age with independence and dignity. This Plan describes Maryland’s aging demographics as well as different programs and approaches for its aging population.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53212

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Delaware State Plan on Aging FY 2008-2012

This document describes the State of Delaware’s plan on aging in accordance to Older Americans Act requirements. The plan describes the mission, organization, and strategies of Delaware’s Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities and how it plans to coordinate supportive services for its aging adults. Amongst some of the goals for FY 08-12 is increasing awareness and access to services, enabling seniors to remain in their homes, and promoting prevention and wellness.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53198

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California State Plan on Aging 2009-2013

The California State Plan on Aging describes the goals of California’s Department of Aging to promote independence and well-being for its older adults. This Plan identifies the key areas it wishes to pursue, including access to transportation, community involvement, and wellness programs, in collaboration with the local and regional agencies. The Plan also explains the organizational structure of California’s aging network and the unique population it serves.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53195

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The 2011 MetLife Market Survey of Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Adult Day Services, and Home Care Costs

This survey contains daily private-pay rates for private & semi-private rooms in licensed nursing homes, monthly base rates for assisted living communities, hourly rates for home health aides from licensed agencies & agency-provided homemaker companion services, & daily rates for adult day services across the US. Costs for this survey were calculated for each service provider in an area & were aggregated across all providers to compute a statewide average cost.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52997

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Research to Practice: Driving Cessation and Dementia

The number of older adult drivers with dementia is increasing—and with it, so too must our understanding of the day-to-day experiences of older drivers with dementia, their functional abilities and the transportation options best suited to them. This research-to-practice article provides insight into current knowledge about the transition from driving for older adults with dementia.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52989

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Crossing Great Divides: A Guide to Mobility Resources and Solutions in Indian Country

This resource guide highlights the importance of mobility options for American Indian elders and support the efforts of Title VI aging services and Tribal transit programs to provide transportation to elders living on reservations and Indian lands. Order the resource in hard copy from the NCST library or download the electronic version.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52944

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Aging in Place, Stuck Without Options

By 2015, more than 15.5 million Americans 65 and older will live in communities where public transportation service is poor or non-existent. That number is expected to continue to grow rapidly as the baby boom generation “ages in place” in suburbs and exurbs with few mobility options for those who do not drive. This report ranks metro areas by the percentage of seniors with poor access to public transportation, now and in the coming years, and presents other data on aging and transportation.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52935

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Caregivers of Veterans – Serving on the Homefront

While caregivers of veterans face similar situations as family caregivers in general, they also have unique challenges. The study reveals how providing care affects these caregivers’ lives, what organizations and information sources have been helpful to them, and what programs and services would support and assist them. Attached are links to the Full Report, Executive Summary in English and Spanish, Press Release, and a Key Findings Fact Sheet.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52739

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The ADA 20 Years Later - 2010 Survey of Americans with Disabilities

Review the results of a survey that assesses the quality of life of people with disabilities on a wide range of critical dimensions and tracks them over time. A number of indicators were used, and findings show that while there has been modest improvement in a few areas, there has yet to be significant progress. Employment remained as the largest gap between people with disabilities and those without. Attached are links to the final report, executive summary, presentation and webinar.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52678

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