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FLSA Home Care Rule Toolkit

A resource for participant direction program stakeholders, this toolkit is in response to new rules promulgated by the US Department of Labor (DOL) that will take effect January 1, 2015. This webpage is designed to be your one-stop location for information and resources about the FLSA Home Care Final Rule and it's impact on participant direction programs. Resources include webinars, toolkits, and flowcharts. More resources will be added as they are developed.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/65649

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Weathering the Storm: The Impact of the Great Recession on Long-Term Services and Supports

The recession continues to affect state programs for older individuals and adults with physical disabilities. Demand for publicly funded services has grown, and resources, including staff, are stretched thin, according to this new 50-state study. 31 states have cut non-Medicaid aging and disability services programs in FY 2010, and 28 states were expecting to cut these programs in FY 2011. Find the research report, brief, video and compiled State profiles.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52789

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You decide. Your help. Consumer Directed Video

Interested in how to use media to market your program? Minnesota has developed short video clips to make it easier for consumers to learn about “You Decide. Your Help.” The following video segments show viewers how to use the consumer directed service option to provide the help you need to continue to live at home. These clips give viewers the basic information on what the option is, who is eligible and who to contact for more information.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50992

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Health Information Technology Successes-You Tube Channel

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has a new YouTube channel. It shows successful health information technology projects that focus on ways to enhance quality measurement, preventive care & medication management. These videos provide insights for health services researchers, health care providers and patient advocates on how AHRQ research supports the use of health IT to improve quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of care.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53373

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Aging and Disability Network Participant Direction Toolkit

Review this one-stop resource created by a team of agencies to help providers better understand, develop, and sustain participant-directed programs. The information is applicable whether funded by the Older Americans Act, Veterans Health Administration, State funds or other. The toolkit has two parts: one devoted to designing, managing and evaluating programs; the second on Financial Management Services (FMS). Resources include articles, forms, webinar recordings, state examples and charts.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53358

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Integrating Medicare and Medicaid: Webinar

In light of the 26 states that have applied to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for permission to integrate Medicare and Medicaid for dual eligibles, the webinar explained the processes involved in the demonstrations, with a focus on how the new systems will affect both assisted living and long-term services and supports. Visit the website to download a recording and slides from the presentation.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53331

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Housing in America – The Baby Boomers Turn 65

The ULI published an article on the opportunities and challenges that the baby boomers has created for the U.S. housing industry. The challenge is to meet the diverse lifestyle needs of people in their senior years. Those who are moving desire urban locations where they can be close to many services such as restaurants, health care, and public transportation. The commonality across all aging baby boomers, however, is that they have an aversion to current and future institutional living.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53304

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Putting your Aging and Disability Partnerships to Work for Your Bottom Line

This webinar examined how you can build on partnerships to take advantage of new funding opportunities, expand funding, and share resources with partners on grant writing and business development. Specifically, participants will be able to 1) understand why and how partnerships are beneficial to a sustainable program, 2) learn how to integrate opportunities for collaboration between disability and aging service systems, and 3) learn the concept of program sustainability and why it is important.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53292

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Raising Expectations: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers

Certain states significantly outperform others in the delivery of long-term services and supports (LTSS) to older adults and people with disabilities. The report examines four key dimensions of state LTSS system performance: affordability and access; choice of setting and provider; quality of life and quality of care; support for family caregivers. It assesses each state's performance overall as well as on 25 indicators, some of which measured for the first time. Compare data on the website.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52975

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