Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
See below for programs and local contacts, national resource centers, and federal contacts.
Medicaid LTSS and HCBS
Medicaid is the primary payer across the nation for LTSS. Medicaid allows for the coverage of these services through several vehicles and over a continuum of settings, ranging from institutional care to community-based LTSS.
Medicaid beneficiaries are also eligible to receive HCBS in their own home or community rather than institutions. These programs serve a variety of targeted population groups, such as older adults, people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and/or mental illnesses.
Contact your state Medicaid Agency using the Directory of Medicaid Directors
State Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Programs
States’ LTC Ombudsman programs work to resolve problems related to the health, safety, welfare, and rights of individuals who live in LTC facilities, such as nursing homes, board and care and assisted living facilities, and other residential care communities. Ombudsman programs promote policies and consumer protections to improve long-term services and supports at the facility, local, state, and national levels.
Overview of LTC Ombudsman Program
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No Wrong Door
P&As are a nationwide network of congressionally mandated agencies that provide a range of legal advocacy services to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities (e.g., those denied access to a service; control or choice of a service; opportunity to participate in activities). P&As address allegations of neglect or abuse and conduct monitoring and investigations of facilities.
State Protection & Advocacy Systems
CILs offer the following core services (at a minimum): information and referral; independent living skills training; peer counseling; individual and systems advocacy; transition and diversion from nursing homes and other institutional settings back into the community; and transition of youth to postsecondary life.
SILCs coordinate activities with other entities in the State that provide services similar to or complimentary to independent living services, such as entities that facilitate the provision of or provide long-term community-based services and supports.
This program makes AT devices/equipment and services available ranging from “low tech” (e.g. built‐up handle on spoon to improve ability to grasp) to “high tech” (e.g. computers controlled with eye movement); consumer electronics like home automation solutions, telemedicine technologies, and technologies to address social isolation; and services to get and use devices, including assessment, customization, repair, and training.
State Councils on Developmental Disabilities
University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs)
UCEDDs conduct interdisciplinary training, community services, research, and knowledge translation in a wide array of areas, including emergency management.
Overview of UCEDDs
ADA National Network
The ADA National Network funds 10 regional centers for providing information, training, and technical assistance to individuals, businesses, and agencies with rights and responsibilities under the ADA.
ADA National Network
Administration for Community Living (ACL)
ACL provides federal grant funding to government and nonprofit organizations for a range of programs that provide access to services and support the functional needs of older adults and individuals with disabilities so that they can remain in their homes and communities.
Administration for Community Living
Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
ACF promotes the economic and social well-being of children, families, individuals and communities with leadership and resources for compassionate, effective delivery of human services.
Administration for Children and Families
At-Risk Individuals Resources
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