Long Term Services and Supports

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Costs and Outcomes of Community Services for Persons with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

This Policy Research Brief reviews available research on the costs and outcomes of community service provision for people with intellectual disabilities (or “mental retardation”) and developmental disabilities, with a particular emphasis on residential services. It focuses on a number of key issues related not only to public expenditures, but also to funding systems, related policies and regulations, and their impact on service systems, on specific service types, and on service users.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50312

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Promising Practices in Long Term Care Systems Reform: Wisconsin Family Care

Wisconsin launched a new initiative called Family Care that redesigns its long term supports system by concurrently reducing its complexity & increasing participant choice. One of its most groundbreaking features is the way it concretely translates into policy the principle of “money following the person” by creating for program participants an entitlement to both community supports & institutional care. This report looks at how the state uses single point of entry & person centered services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49491


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