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April 26, 2017
In recognition of Older Americans Month and Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) is hosting an informational webinar sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on:
April 20, 2017
The rapid expansion of Medicaid managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) and other efforts to integrate healthcare and long-term services and supports is creating new opportunities and challenges for community-based organizations (CBOs)*. This change is compelling organizations to think differently about the services they offer, the customers they serve, and how to demonstrate the value they add to services and supports.
April 17, 2017
Join the Paralysis Resource Center (operated by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation) and the Center for Medicare Advocacy for a webinar on May 3 at 3 pm Eastern. The webinar, "Introduction to Medicare with a Special Emphasis on Coverage for Individuals Living with Paralysis," will include an overview of Medicare eligibility and enrollment, coverage facts and myths, home health benefits therapy caps, and appeals. Presenters:
April 17, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017, 11:30am - 1:00pm ET People with disabilities experience sexual violence at rates more than three times higher than people without disabilities, yet national conversations around sexual assault often fail to meaningfully include survivors with disabilities.
April 17, 2017
As we age, our nutritional needs change, and concerns arise around safety and feeding abilities. This presentation will identify the unique concerns and needs of people with dementia, and provide tips on how to assist in addressing these needs. In addition, the web seminar will describe challenges of using Meals on Wheels for people with dementia.
April 7, 2017
Join the webinar on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET. Presenters: Karen Stein, Ph.D. and Mary Twomey, MSW
April 6, 2017
The world of health and long-term care delivery is shifting from the fee-for-service model to one of pay-for-performance, where providers are incentivized to focus on the value they bring to patients, as well as the healthcare system's bottom line. Having a well-informed understanding of the health and long-term care payment and policy environment is a critical first step down the path to successful CBO-health entity partnerships. Here are two ways you can find out more about the changing landscape of the health and long-term care delivery system.
March 22, 2017
The AARP Public Policy Institute released No Wrong Door: Person- and Family-Centered Practices in Long-Term Services and Supports and Checklist this week at the American Society on Aging conference.
March 21, 2017
At ACL, we believe that every person should be able to make choices and to control their own decisions, regardless of their age, disability, or illness. ACL, in consultation with stakeholders from the aging and disability communities, has drafted a set of principles to guide our work in this area, and to enhance existing programs and services related to serious or advanced illness for older adults and people with disabilities.

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