Long-Term Services and Supports Work Group

Strengthen integration of long-term options

Objective:  Strengthen integration of health and long term services and support options for dual eligible individuals in their own homes,communities, nursing homes and adult care homes

Work Group Co-leads: Heather Burkhardt (DAAS), Pamela Lloyd-Ogoke (DVR), Elise Bolda (CCNC)

  • Strengthen incentives to prevent avoidable hospital and emergency department use by nursing home and adult care home residents
  • Explore best practices to meet needs of dual eligible individuals with memory loss, CARE, REACH and other respite options
  • Further integrate efforts with existing initiatives including consumer-directed care options, Waivers, PACE, Adult Day Health Programs, and LTC Acute Beds
  • Enhance Community Resource Centers/Community Connections and related resources to ensure beneficiary access to information for informed decision making
  • Integrate evidence-based practice initiatives across residential and community settings, in partnership with community care networks. Examples: Living Well (Chronic Disease Self-management Program), Matter of Balance (Falls Education), REACH
  • Explore available and needed caregiver resources and supports

Subgroups 

  • Nursing Home and Adult Care Home
  • Community Living 

Next Meeting 
Work group meetings have been completed.  No new meetings are scheduled at this time.

Meeting Notes:

FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS FROM LONG TERM SUPPORTS AND SERVICES WORK GROUP