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Choose, Get, Keep Integrated Housing

This guide is a supplement to ABCs of Nursing Home Transition: An Orientation Manual for New Transition Facilitators. The two guides are meant to be used together. This second guide, gives greater detail on one of the most challenging aspects to the transition process—locating and securing housing that meets the individual’s needs and preferences so that the transition can be completed. The Appendix offers tools for housing specialist and consumers including checklists and how-to fact sheets.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51697

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HIV/AIDS and Older Americans Marketing Tools

HIV/AIDS is not just a young person's disease. Fifteen percent of new HIV/AIDS cases are among Americans over age 50. Many older people with HIV do not know they are infected because they have never been tested. These marketing tools are designed to help organizations raise awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on older people and why all sexually active Americans, including those over 50, should get tested for HIV as part of their routine health care. They are not copyrighted and are free to use.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51690

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HIV/AIDS and Older Americans Fact Sheets

HIV/AIDS is not just a young person's disease. Fifteen percent of new HIV/AIDS cases are among Americans over age 50. Many older people with HIV do not know they are infected because they have never been tested. They are not accessing the treatment they need and may be unknowingly spreading HIV to others. This fact sheet discusses HIV/AIDS among older Americans and why all sexually active Americans, including those over age 50, should be tested for HIV as part of their routine health care.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51689

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Rhodes to Independence – Rhode Island MIG Resources

In 2000, Rhode Island launched an initiative called “Rhodes to Independence” (RTI) to promote systems changes that reduce barriers to employment. RTI focuses on health care, transportation, housing, youth transitions, and diversity. Below, find RTI’s 2005 annual report, a recruitment brochure for the RI Business Leadership Network, and brochures in English and Spanish advertising Sherlock, a health insurance program for employed people with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51657

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EPA Aging Initiative Environmental Health Fact Sheets

These short documents provide information on common health concerns for elderly people that can be caused or exacerbated by environmental factors. Elderly people, caretakers, and educators can use these resources to identify and prevent potential health threats. The fact sheets are available here in English and Spanish. They are available in 13 additional languages as well as large print and easy to read formats on the EPA website provided.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51626

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In the Driver’s Seat: A Guide to Self-directed Mental Health Care

Here, consumers and advocates can find information and tools needed for effective self-directed mental health care. The guide summarizes the goals of self-directed planning and the rights of the consumers. It also lists strategies by states to support these services. Fact sheets and questions-and-answers provide further information on financing, eligibility, evaluation, planning, and support brokerage.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51617

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Occupational Projections for Direct-Care Workers 2006–2016

This fact sheet summarizes and analyzes direct-care workforce statistics from the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s national occupational projections for 2006-16. The analysis shows that demand for workers will sharply exceed supply. Demand will especially surpass the number of women aged 25-54 entering the workforce, which is the primary demographic group from which direct-care workers are drawn. The analysis also shows that twice as many people will be working in HCBS settings than in facilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51588

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Return on Investment Calculator for Medicaid Quality Initiatives

This web-based resource helps Medicaid stakeholders allocate resources and demonstrate the business case for improving quality in health care. It is designed for programs that aim to more effectively manage the care of adults with disabilities and chronic conditions. Because the care of this population consumes nearly 70% of Medicaid expenditures, it represents a good opportunity to improve health outcomes, reduce unnecessary utilization, and control costs. Requires free registration.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51577

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CMS Case Management Regulation Rule Guidance

The Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005 clarified which case management and targeted case management services are covered by Medicaid. The rule addresses concerns about improper billing of non-Medicaid services to the program by some states, while aiming to ensure comprehensive services that meet the needs of beneficiaries. These documents from CMS are meant to assist practitioners in understanding and abiding by these rules.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51572

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