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AAAs and CBOs Address Social Needs Through Contracts with Health Care

The Aging and Disability Business Institute has published two infographics exploring how Area Agencies on Aging and other community-based organizations address the social determinants of health of older adults and people with disabilities in their communities through contracts with health care entities. The infographics identify key partners and services in these contracts, as well as where this contracting activity is occurring around the country.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74058

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Updated Fact Sheet on Nursing Home Residents’ Rights and the LGBTQ+ Community

This fact sheet from the National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center, Residents’ Rights and the LGBTQ+ Community: Know Your Rights as a Nursing Home Resident, highlights federal residents' rights and nursing home requirements pertaining to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) residents. The factsheet also provides options for complaint resolution, information for reporting abuse and resources regarding long-term care and LGBTQ+ advocacy.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73999

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Falls Prevention Programs: Saving Lives, Saving Money Infographic

Evidence-based community falls prevention programs can reduce falls, risk factors, and costs associated with falls. Community-based programs address a wide range of risk factors such as improving muscle strength and balance, removing home hazards that contribute to falls, and increasing confidence to engage in falls-reduction activities. NCOA's infographic highlights key statistics on falls injuries and solutions to help save lives and money.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73992

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Consistency of preventive care among Medicare beneficiaries: a longitudinal analysis using data from the 2016–2019 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey

CMS has released a new data highlight on Consistency of Preventive Care Among Medicare Beneficiaries. The data highlight uses data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey to analyze adherence to flu shot and breast cancer screening guidelines among Medicare beneficiaries between 2016 and 2019. The data highlight breaks this information down to look at the rates among different demographic groups.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73970

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Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

Prior to COVID-19, Indiana hosted stakeholder workgroups to identify needed improvements to its Medicaid-funded long-term services and supports (LTSS) system. The pandemic amplified existing disparities, including inequitable access to community-based care, unaligned and uncoordinated care for dually eligible individuals, and broad gaps in capacity and resources to effectively oversee and implement the LTSS reform effort. With support from Arnold Ventures, Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration (IN FSSA) is working with project partners to design a Medicare-Medicaid integration strategy for dually eligible individuals enrolled in MLTSS and engage providers in its development process.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73946

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Preparing for Medicaid Changes When the Public Health Emergency Expires

When the federal declaration of a public health emergency (PHE) expires, many of the flexibilities initiated during COVID-19 will need to be rolled back, including changes in Medicaid enrollment and eligibility. ACL has developed a fact sheet to help grantees prepare for these changes ahead and continue to support older adults and people with disabilities who currently rely on Medicaid Coverage.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73792

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Resources for National Consumer Protection Week

NCLER has shared some resources for advocates in honor of National Consumer Protection Week. National Consumer Protection Week is a time to education people on their consumer rights and how to avoid fraud. NCLER resources include trainings, brochures, and flyers that share information about preventing and protecting older adults from scams and abuse.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73732

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The Biden Administration Announces Reforms to Improve the Safety and Quality of Care in the Nation’s Nursing Homes

President Biden has announced a set of reforms, developed and implemented through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to improve the safety and quality of nursing home care. The reforms are intended to ensure the following: Every nursing home provides a sufficient number of staff who are adequately trained to provide high-quality care; Poorly performing nursing homes are held accountable for improper and unsafe care and immediately improve their services or are cut off from taxpayer dollars; and The public has better information about nursing home conditions so that they can find the best available options.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73683

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