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NCOA's National Center for Benefits Outreach and Enrollment Website

Organizations are assisted in enrolling seniors & younger adults with disabilities with limited means into the benefits programs for which they are eligible so that they can remain healthy & improve the quality of their lives. New features available on the site include fact sheets with detailed info about core benefits programs, a clearinghouse of promising practices, & a library of sample benefits outreach materials, webinar slides, & publications—all searchable by topic, state, & keyword.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53033

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One Call-One Click Transportation Services Toolkit

This Toolkit provides information for communities interested in working together to develop a one-call or one-click service for transportation to fit their own circumstances. On November 9th, the Federal Transit Administration announced $34.6 million would be awarded to 55 communities for resource centers. Review the website for practical guides and tools on implementation. Additionally there are community profiles and webinars to provide best practice examples.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53000

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An Introduction to Indiana’s Medicaid Waiver Program for Home and Community Based Services

Is your state looking for a nice example of how to introduce waiver programs to the community? Review this guide, which provides an overview of the various programs. The guide outlines what services are covered and how to apply for various programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52991

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e-Connected Family Caregiver: Bringing Caregiving into the 21st Century

In November 2010, UnitedHealthcare and the National Alliance for Caregiving conducted a study in order to better understand how family caregivers use home technologies in order to assist them in caring for their loved ones while allowing them to remain independent. Explore the study's key findings in order to learn more about 12 particular technologies that have been found to be helpful, perceived barriers to using technology, and influencing factors on family's use of technology.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52883

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Who are direct-care workers? Fact Sheet

Direct-care workers provide 70-80% of the paid hands-on long-term care and personal assistance received by the elderly or individuals living with disabilities or other chronic conditions. They also constitute one of the largest and fastest-growing workforces in the country, playing a vital role in job creation and economic growth, particularly in low-income communities. This analysis shows that the wages and benefits for these frontline health care workers continue to be woefully inadequate.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52846

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Adult Protective Services: Increased Demand and Decreased Funds

New data show that one in ten older adults are victims of mistreatment, with a higher percentage being victims of financial exploitation. Only a small percentage of elder abuse events are ever referred to agencies that can assist victims. Adult Protective Services (APS) offer victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation a range of services. This report shows how calls to APS have increased since the recession began, but most states have either decreased or maintained their budgets for services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52845

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Housing Alliance of North Dakota

How does North Dakota ensure that all individuals have access to a decent, safe, affordable, and accessible place to live? Navigate the attachments to learn more about their Housing Alliance program, a statewide organization of individuals and housing and client service professionals, working to identify and address unmet housing needs in the state. Attached is their website and other outreach materials.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52828

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Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Outreach Materials - Nevada

In one stop, find numerous examples of how the state of Nevada provides outreach and information to its consumers with disabilities. The attached portfolio includes PowerPoint presentations, training materials, brochures, and advertisements that serve as helpful examples of how to successfully disseminate this important information.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52818

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Employer Outreach and Education Fact Sheets - Massachusetts

How can employers attract and retain employees with disabilities? Attached are several examples of how the state of Massachusetts has created outreach materials designed to educate employers on many important topics involving hiring and retaining workers with disabilities. Some topics covered: Business Case for including People with Disabilities in the Workplace, Federal Tax Cuts and Becoming an Employer of Choice.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52814

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