CCD Applauds Work of Senators Kennedy and Harkin on Long
... Choice Act would improve Medicaid to provide individuals with disabilities and seniors with an equal
choice of receiving home and community-based services in Medicaid. This legislation would help
correct the institutional bias by requiring community-based personal attendant services and supports
The Social Work Experience
... • Housing assistance has been reduced by Block
• When a long-term care Medicaid beneficiary
dies, states will likely sell the family home to
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... HEALTH HOMES
The Virginia Behavioral Health Home: Pilot
• Behavioral Health Care and Primary Health Care
coordinated/integrated to meet individual where they
• Features of this pilot program will include:
A focus on prevention and early intervention
Facilitation of joint treatment p ...
The Future of Professional Regulation in a Changing Health Care
... and optimal team functioning
Self-organizing teams that allocate work to maximize
value of all members is ultimate goal
Interdependency and trust are prerequisites for best
combination of quality and efficiency
Providers prepared to work in teams and understand
team dynamics are key to develop ...
NC START Central Region Update
... year with the current quarter reflecting 101. 53, or half, of all denials
were due to the homes being at capacity. An additional 13 had no
• 1814 hours of planned services (cross system crisis planning
development, intake assessments, family support, and transition
planning with our ...
Sample newsletter article - Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
... SAMPLE NEWSLETTER ARTICLE
CATCH Health Habits!
Join us on [insert date] at [insert time] for a free program providing practical tips for
healthy eating and active living.
CATCH Healthy Habits – Whole Grains is presented by Fairhill Partners, who will
provide information on the benefits of eating who ...
New Jersey - Statewide Respite Care Services
... As the United States’ population ages and
medical advances allow us to live longer, the
need for caregivers for older people and for
people with disabilities increases. Meanwhile,
the growing demands placed on informal
caregivers exhaust available resources and
support systems as people live with ch ...
What is the economic cost?
... Almost one half (49%) of those who feel they
have suffered from depression or anxiety have
never gone to see a doctor about this problem.
Stigma or discrimination attached to mental
illnesses presents a serious barrier, not only to
diagnosis and treatment but also to acceptance
in the community. ...
WHO, old - EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research
... Recent news from gerontology…
• The good news: the third age (young old)
• Increase in life expectancy: more people live longer
• Substantial latent potential for better fittness in old age
• Succesive cohorts show gains in physical and mental fitness
• Evidence of cognitive-emotional reserves of t ...
Mitos sobre el envejecimiento y la muerte
... What does end of life care for older persons need in order to guarantee them their right to
health, their right to die with dignity, and other related human rights?
End of life care for older persons requires an active and compassionate approach to
provide comfort and support to an individual living ...
“traditional” addiction treatment services?
... individuals with disabilities who are under the age of 65.
Under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid eligibility would be
extended to all individuals with incomes up to 138% of the
federal poverty level --$26,347 for a family of three and
$15,417 for an individual.
As of June 2014, Medicaid expansion ...
Collaborative Care! - PA Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition
... Effective and adequate treatment
requires a multidisciplinary approach
that will address the multiple needs of
persons as they age and decline in
physical, cognitive, and emotional
ways. More emphasis needs to be
placed on the importance of
cooperation and mutual respect
among the professional and ...
... competencies and skills sets to provide nursing and
related services to assure resident safety and attain or
maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and
psychosocial wellbeing of each resident, as determined
by resident assessments and individual plans of care and
considering the number, a ...
13 - Gerontological Family Nursing
... proportion of people aged over 60
years is growing faster than any
other age group, as a result of both
longer life expectancy and declining
... 4. Identify what community services are available that can help your parents maintain independence in the
home for as long as possible. Learn whether housing options are available to meet their changing needs.
5. Family members may not understand how their parents’ estate planning could impact their ...
this handout as RTF
... 3. A handicap is the social or environmental disadvantage that a person may experience
as a result for having a disability eg not being able to get into a building because there
are no ramps for the person to go up when using a wheelchair, people with a hearing
impairment not being able to communica ...
Healthy Aging Communities Dimensions
... Do we address basic needs?
Do we optimize physical and mental
health and well-being?
Do we promote and support social and
Do we have systems and programs that
maximize the independence of frail and
People with intellectual disability and contact with the justice system
... People in the above groups often have complex support needs that are very different to
what disability services are used to. Care is needed to ensure that these support needs will
be covered by both the needs assessment tool and the range of supports to be funded.
People will often need assistance i ...
Jeanne Wallman - PowerPoints
... services that help people remain in their homes for as long as
COA has more than 250 employees, more than 100 contracted
providers, and an annual budget of over $100 million.
selecting a geriatric care manager
... The New York Times, “Why Hire a Geriatric Care Manager?”: http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/06/why-hire-a-geriatric-care-manager/comment-page-1/?_r=0
The Aging Life Care Association (ALCA ), formerly called the association of professional geriatric care managers, offers a locator to help yo ...
What is community care?
... For many, community care is still shaped
by institutional care: eg in the UK it was
found that many parents of children with
learning difficulties would use more respite
care, or would see their children moving
away from the family home, if they had
more confidence in the quality of residential care ...
Aging`s impact: Senior business booming, employers slow to help
... diversified our menu,” Anderson said. “We saw a real need for our meals that taste good and are
delivered direct to the doorstep.”
Although businesses have quickly seized opportunities to meet needs and make money off of aging
Americans, employers are slower to take steps that would help older emplo ...
A group home is a private residence for children or young people who cannot live with their families, or people with chronic disabilities who may be adults or seniors. Typically there are no more than six residents and there is at least one trained caregiver there twenty-four hours a day. In some early ""model programs"", a house manager, night manager, weekend activity coordinator, and 4 part-time skill teachers were reported. Originally, the term group home referred to homes of 8 to 16 individuals, which was a state-mandated size during deinstitutionalization. Residential nursing facilities, also included in this article, may be as large in 2015 as 100 individuals, which is no longer the case in field such as intellectual and developmental disabilities.The group homes highlighted in news articles in the late 1970s and 1980s, and by the late 2000s, have been cited internationally as a symbol or emblem of the community movement. Group homes were opened in local communities, often with site selection hearings, by state government and non-profit organizations including the international L'Arche, the local chapters of the Arc of the US (then Association for Retarded Children), United Cerebral Palsy local agencies, agencies belonging to state associations such as ACLAIMH (Association of Community Living Administrators in Mental Health), and NYSACRA (New York State Association of Community Residence Administrators) in New York, and new, non-profit organizations in the field of mental health. Group homes are one category in a broader array, spectrum, continuum, or services systems plan for residential community services or Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS).