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Cultural Competency in Working with Latino Family Caregivers

Outlines the challenges facing service providers in addressing the needs of Latino caregivers. This monograph uses case studies to illustrate how specific cultural characteristics, such as language, customs and religion, can impact caregiving situations, and offers suggestions on ways cultural competency can be improved at organizational and policy levels. This publication is supported by a grant from the Archstone Foundation.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50115

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Navigating the Care System: A Guide for Providers to Help Family Caregivers

Traces the development of the oftentimes confusing array of programs and services in the U.S. health and long-term care system, and describes how service providers can help families pull the pieces together. The monograph examines the challenges facing caregivers and offers a list of useful resources available to providers and caregivers. Part of a series of reports from Family Careigver Alliance. This publication is supported by a grant from the Archstone Foundation.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50114

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An Affirmation of Community: A Revolution of Vision and Goals

How would a system of supports look if people with disabilities and their circle of friends, or network, were truly in charge of their own needs, if they truly achieved self-determination? This paper is a call to action and an illustration of the depth of change required if we are truly to become responsive to people with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50112

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Vermont Work Incentives Initiative Website

The Vermont Work Incentives Initiative is comprised of several interconnected grant projects that fund direct services to clients, research, and systems change efforts focused on improving employment outcomes and independence for people with disabilities. The web site prvides a wide array of resources on several topics, including benefits counseling, medicaid buy-in program, personal assistance services and other employment supports. A link to the Reports page is provided.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50110

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A Profile Of Medicaid Institutional And Community-Based Long-Term Care Service Use And Expenditures Among The Aged And Disabled Using Max 2002

How can person-level data in the Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) data system be used to better understand Medicaid long-term care service use and expenditures? In the analysis, the authors: compare expenditure and utilization-based measures of the balance of institutional and community-based LTC services; examine Medicaid LTC expenditures and utilization for two key groups of enrollees; decompose community-based LTC service expenditures by type of service; and summarize other Medicaid services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50104

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