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The Changing Face of Technology: Document Imaging Meets the Challenge – Video

Watch employers attest to how their business’ needs are met by skills that workers with developmental disabilities have brought to the workplace. The five firms included in the video found that those skills are crucial as they convert to computerized record systems in order to increase efficiency and drive down record keeping costs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51754

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Succeeding in College and at Work: Students with Disabilities Tell Their Stories

Watch Danielle, Alexander, Valeska, and Santara share strategies they used as students with disabilities to successfully graduate from college and get jobs. They discuss their struggles with self-reporting their physical or mental disabilities and negotiating accommodations in school and at work. DVDs are available upon request.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51627

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Variation Analysis by Location and Understanding Efficiency (VALUE) Project

These resources come from a CMS-funded pilot program where four participating quality improvement organizations (QIOs) test interventions designed to understand and change health care cost and quality patterns that differ between regions. The CARE tools ensure quality maintenance during health care transitions by assessing and recording key data. The archived weekly learning sessions cover a variety of topics related to transitional care and include handouts and audio recordings.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51624

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Stand Up and Tell Them: Views from the Frontline of Long-Term Care

Watch these videos to hear first-hand from direct-care workers about the services they provide. They share their thoughts on why they do this work, how they are viewed by families, friends, and service recipients, and how they deal with challenges such as discrimination and disrespect. They also provide advice on how to improve the field. The videos are available free at this website or can be ordered as a DVD or VHS with a discussion guide included.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51608

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Medication Assistance Best Practices: Housing Think Tank Call

The majority of people who are elderly and/or people with disabilities live out their lives in independent housing. Many utilize medications to maintain optimal health and improve their quality of life. Unfortunately, adverse medication events cost about $120 billion annually and result in illness, hospitalizations, stress on the individuals and their families, and premature deaths. Vermont is attempting to do something about this problem through their CMS Real Choices Supportive Housing Grant.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51376

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Housing Teleconference - June 2007: Think Tank Call of Integrated Long-term Care Coordinated with Supportive Housing Grantees

For over a decade, Pennsylvania's Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) has been developing products and supports that address the needs of people with disabilities of all ages. Listen as they discuss rental housing initiatives, developments in tenant-based rental assistance, and home ownership. Representatives discussed cutting edge approaches and unique responses to the challenges of working to build inclusive communities, while steadily improving the state level partnerships and leveraging resources.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51321

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Medication Administration Training DVD

This DVD is an education project designed by the North Carolina Real Choice Workforce Infrastructure Development grantee and it demonstrates and reinforces the various kinds of medication aide training. The DVD is part of a traditional training course but offers a visual review on proper procedure. The DVD reviews records, hygiene, supplies and provides 13 examples of the various ways medication can be administrated.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51294

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