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Across the States 2012: Profiles of Long Term Services and Supports

Published for the past 18 years, the Across the States series was developed to help inform policy discussions among public and private sector leaders in long-term services and supports throughout the U.S. Across the States 2012 presents comparable state-level and national data for more than 140 indicators, drawn together from a wide variety of sources into a single reference. This publication presents up-to-date data and is displayed in easy-to-use maps, graphics, tables, and state profiles.

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Nebraska Division of Medicaid & Long-Term Care 2012-2015 Plan for Aging Services

This document sets forth the State of Nebraska’s plan on aging in accordance with Older Americans Act requirements. The plan describes the mission and strategies of Nebraska’s State Unit on Aging (SUA) to coordinate services for older adults. The Plan contains information on aging demographics, the mission for the duration of the plan, and sets out goals to empower older adults to be more independent, promote wellness, and expand home and community-based services.

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Effectiveness of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs

This report serves as a follow-up to the 1995 Institute on Medicine (IOM) report which argued for an ombudsman program to address the quality of care in long-term institutional settings. This study investigates the role and effectiveness of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs (LTCOPs) in improving care. Surveys with all states/territories reveal new findings on the structure of the program in different states as well as their own perceived effectiveness. Comprehensive data and analysis.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/53184

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Senior Center Practices

There has been effort to create standards for senior centers at a state level. Many State Units on Aging (SUAs) coordinate with Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) to fund, develop, and foster these standards. This report summarizes findings from a survey of 38 states concerning various areas related to senior centers, including funding sources, operational guidelines, and required services. Most states reported some common practices and 16 states provide guidance for their senior centers.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/53178

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Select State-by-State FY 2012 Discretionary State Formula Grant Tables

The Administration on Aging makes funds available to grantees through state Discretionary and Formula grants. This table lists the grant estimates for FY11 and FY12 and compares them to the actual discretionary state formula grant allotment for FY10. The different programs included in the table are Home and Community-Based Services, Nutrition Services, Preventive Health Services, Family Caregiver Support Services, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, and Prevention of Elder Abuse and Neglect.

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2011 Governors' State of the State Addresses: Trends in Long-Term Services and Supports Initiatives

Governors’ State of the State addresses reveal policy and programmatic trends. This document tracks those comments made in such addresses that indicate wider policy initiatives that impact older adults and people with disabilities. A state-by-state analysis of 43 State addresses and budgets helps to illuminate overall trends in aging and disability policies, such as Medicaid changes and the restructuring of state departments and programs affecting long-term services and supports (LTSS).

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Medicare-Medicaid Enrollee State Profiles

Today there are over 9 million Medicare-Medicaid enrollees in the United States. To provide a greater understanding of the Medicare-Medicaid enrollee population, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has put together individual State profiles that examine the demographic characteristics, utilization, and spending patterns of Medicare-Medicaid enrollees and the programs that serve them in each State. Also review the National Summary Profile.

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Disability and Health Data System (DHDS) Website

CDC introduces an online interactive system that quickly helps translate state-level, disability-specific data into valuable public health information. With Disability & Health Data System (DHDS), users can customize how they view disability & health data throughout the country, making it easy to understand health disparity information, identify trends, & help support the development of fiscally-responsible, evidence-based programs, services and policies that include people with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/53109

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Paying for Senior Care: Understand Your Financial Options for Long Term Care

PayingForSeniorCare.com website and the Eldercare Financial Resource Locator Tool were created and maintained by the American Elder Care Research Organization. The mission is to assist individuals in the planning and implementing of long-term senior care. The website is designed to help families and caregivers locate information about long-term care resources for their loved ones, and to find the public and private programs available to assist in covering the cost of such care.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/53105

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