Long Term Care and Aging Focal Area
Long Term Care and Aging Projects and Initiatives
The Center on Aging and Community Living (CACL) is a collaboration between the Institute on Disability (IOD) and the Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). These two institutes have been actively engaged in projects related to aging and long term care for many years. CACL provides ongoing support in designing, implementing, and evaluating systems change initiatives to various partners in the aging network. By maximizing available resources and providing assistance, CACL ensures that New Hampshire will benefit from an integrated center for applied research, evaluation, and trainings relevant to aging and community living.
Money Follows the Person
- Through a contract with the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), IHPP provides staff for program administration, data analysis, and housing specialist undet the state's CMS Money Follows the Person project.
Aging and Disability Resource Center Technical Assistance Contract
Through a contract with the NH DHHS- Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services, staff provide technical assistance to the NH DHHS ADRC Part A: Enhanced Options Counseling project. Staff assist BEAS and the ServiceLink Aging and Disability Resource Center Network in enhancing the services and systems of NH’s ADRC project. Key projects include:
- No Wrong Door Systems Chang
e: This aspect of the project supports the enhancement of NH’s No Wrong System across all populations and all payers for individuals looking for support to understand and access long term services and supports (both formal and informal).
- Person-Centered Care Transitions
: IHPP is supporting the work to pilot evidence based care transitions models with ServiceLink Aging and Disability Resource Centers and local hospitals, assisting all ServiceLink Aging and Disability Resource Centers with care transitions partnerships in their communities, and facilitating the state-wide Partnership forCare Transitions meetings. The Partnership for Care Transitions meetings are held quarterly in Concord. if you would like more information.
: Under this area of the technical assistance contract, staff support the evaluation of the ADRC program in New Hampshire and assist with specific pilot program evaluations.
- Section Q Project: The goal of this project is to strengthen education and outreach to both ServiceLink Aging and Disability Resource Centers and nursing facilities to ensure that residents interested in learning about their community living options regardless of payer source receive information, and offer a seamless MDS 3.0 Section Q referral process. A major accomplishment of this project was creating a sustainable training mechanism for Person-Centered Section Q implementation and referral. Visit the DHHS training site.