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Weaving It Together: A Tapestry of Transportation Funding for Older Adults

This report provides insight into how transportation services for older adults and persons with disabilities are funded. With a growing population in need of transportation and limited funds for these services, providers need to creatively leverage existing and untapped funding sources to fill gaps in service. Coordination of these limited resources is also key and must be supported by providers and all levels of government. Learn major sources of federal funding that providers can tap into.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53370

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Elder Rights: Safeguards for the Most Vulnerable Among Us

The Older Americans Act provides funding for an extensive network of State and Area Agencies on Aging and local providers that coordinates and delivers services, and protects the rights of older persons.This document reviews three programs that AoA supports to promote the rights of seniors and protect them from abuse, neglect, and exploitation: the Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Prevention Program, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, and State Legal Assistance Development Program.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53264

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Fully Functioning Single Entry Point Systems/Aging and Disability Resource Centers

This report introduces a set of criteria that were developed to assist states measure and assess their progress toward developing fully functioning Single Entry Point Systems (SEP)/ADRCs. These criteria and recommended metrics are intended to be applicable across different types of ADRC models.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53251

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The Older Americans Act: Saving Resources, Promoting Dignity and Independence

This Fact Sheet highlights some of the most important features of the Older Americans Act in providing quality home care. Some areas of the OAA that are covered include supportive services, nutrition services, caregiver support services, the Senior Community Service Employment Program, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program, and funding for OAA services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53187

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Respite for Caregivers of Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance

This fact sheet traces the efforts to improve State systems of care for children with serious emotional disturbance (SED) after the Child and Adolescent Service System Program was implemented in 1984. Information on the benefits of respite services for families and caregivers of children with SED, indicators of SED, and strategies for respite program implementation can be found here. Resources to different organizations are also provided for families and children with SED.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53164

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Status of States’ Dual Demonstration Grants

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided funding and technical assistance to states to develop state plans' to coordinate care for dual eligibles, persons eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. This chart shows the status of those states selected for the Dual Demonstration grants, the model chosen, and target implementation. It also includes links to each state's plan.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53127

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Aging with Dignity and Independence

The SCAN Foundation recently released Ten Conversations to Plan for Aging with Dignity and Independence in both English and Spanish. This guide offers ten key areas for conversation starters that can help older adults and their loved ones begin planning for the future they want as they grow older. This publication is the second in a series of tools designed to empower individuals and engage everyone in the process of aging with dignity and independence.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53117

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Medicaid's Role for Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries

This brief explains how Medicare beneficiaries become eligible for Medicaid, provides national & state-by-state data on enrollment, & examines national & state-specific data on Medicaid spending for dual-eligible beneficiaries by service & eligibility group. The Foundation also has a collection of resources on dual-eligible beneficiaries, including basic facts & data, and analysis & explanation of specific issues, which include provisions of health reform affecting dual-eligible beneficiaries.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53104

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ARCH State Respite Coalitions: A Compendium of Fact Sheets, 2011 Update

These documents prove useful to State Lifespan Respite Programs, which are mandated by federal funding, to work in collaboration with a state respite coalition. Each fact sheet contains the following information on each state respite coalition: Start-Up Process and Coalition History; Structure; Staff; Funding; Membership; Meetings and Communication; Major Activities; Available Documents (Bylaws, Strategic Plans, Surveys, Brochures, etc.); and State Contact Information.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53092

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