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Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs) & Designated State Entities (DSEs) – Addressing Roadblocks and Authority Issues

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SILC-NET is hosting a teleconference and webinar to discuss strategies on how SILC and DSEs can improve how they collaborate. This webinar will clarify the roles and responsibilities of SILCs and DSEs and strategies on improving SILC and DSE relationships. Marijane Waldron and Michelle James of the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services and Ann McDaniel of the West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council will present. Speakers will discuss:

Person Centered Planning and Practice Web Meeting

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Person-centered planning and coordination play a key role in the provision of long-term services and supports. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is working with ACL through the National Quality Forum (NQF) to address performance and quality measurement in person-centered planning through several web meetings. This meeting is the fourth meeting of 2019.

Health Coaching and Wellness Planning to Increase Client Engagement in Self-Management: A Conversation with Judith Cook

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Resources for Integrated Care (RIC) is hosting a conversation about promoting self-management for individuals dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare in wellness planning. The Institute of Medicine defines self-management as “the tasks that individuals must undertake to live well with one or more chronic conditions”. These tasks can include diet, exercise, socializing, and other daily tasks. Judith Cook, PhD- who consults with federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the Veteran’s Administration- will facilitate the conversation.

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Webinar: An Insider’s Look: The Range of Home Modifications and Decision Making

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As part of an ACL supported grant and in partnership with n4a, the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology is hosting a webinar providing information on a range of home modifications to support aging in place. Speakers will discuss how design and cost can affect decision-making and consumer choice in order to emphasize the importance of home modification in the accessibility of services for older adults.

NADRC Webinar: Strategies for Sustaining Dementia Projects and Lessons Learned Over Time

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ACL is sponsoring a webinar as part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series. ACL awards grants in order to help states and other organizations strengthen dementia capable systems to support people living with dementia and those who care for them. This webinar will feature two ACL dementia grantees who have implemented and sustained programs developed through the grants.

Disability-Competent Care Conversation on Care Coordination with Independence Care System (ICS)

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Resources for Integrated Care is hosting a conversation that will provide a platform for questions and discussion on how health plans and providers can improve health outcomes for individuals with disabilities who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. The discussion will also highlight strategies to improve coordination, including the role of interdisciplinary teams. This conversation encourages participation from stakeholders who provide services to dually eligible individuals in order to identify and address gaps in care coordination.

Self-Direction for Dually Eligible Individuals Utilizing Long-term Services and Supports (LTSS)

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Self-direction allows consumers to direct and manage their own personal care services. Resources for Integrated Care is hosting a webinar to discuss the importance of care coordinators, person-centered care planning, and assisting members with management tasks required for self-direction.


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