This paper describes promising practices on the use of presumptive eligibility to improve access to long-term services and supports (LTSS) in five states. These states can presume financial eligibility for Medicaid LTSS, and some of these states also can fast-track the determination process to arrange for timely home- and community-based services. These promising practices can help people with LTSS needs live in their own homes and communities.
Home and Community-Based Services beyond Medicaid
Taking It to the Next Level: Using Innovative Strategies to Expand Options for Self-Direction
This paper highlights how state-funded home- and community-based services programs in 9 states are supporting low-income older adults and/or people with physical disabilities and their family caregivers to live with maximum independence at home. The paper also features a state’s emerging innovation to provide tailored services and supports for “near poor” older adults and their family caregivers.
Emerging Innovations in Managed Long-Term Services and Supports for Family Caregivers
This paper describes how four states used innovative strategies to develop and expand self-directed services programs, coordinate and personalize service options, promote stakeholder engagement and outreach, and implement training programs to expand opportunities for individuals to self-direct their LTSS.
This emerging innovations paper highlights examples of how progressive managed care plans are supporting family caregivers who are caring for plan members with long-term services and supports needs. This paper is the first ever to provide insights directly from managed care leaders about family caregiver supports.
No Wrong Door: Supporting Community Living for Veterans
Mobility managers are transportation coordinators for older adults, people with disabilities, veterans, and other members of the riding public. This paper highlights who mobility managers are and what they do—and why they are important now and in the future. It highlights emerging innovations from five case studies.
State Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Long-Term Nursing Home Care after Hospitalization
The paper describes promising practices on how aging and disability agencies, Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, and Veteran Benefits Offices have forged partnerships to better support Veterans in community living.
No Wrong Door: Person- and Family-Centered Practices in Long-Term Services and Supports
Since some older adults who enter a nursing home following a hospitalization are at risk of a long-term nursing home stay, this paper describes strategies used in four highly ranked or significantly improved states that may reduce the risk of long-term nursing home care.
The paper provides concrete examples of how seven No Wrong Door Systems—sometimes called Aging and Disability Resource Centers—are promoting person- and family-centered practice.