Innovating Community Living
The Center on Aging and Community Living is committed to supporting the development of a responsive and coordinated system of Long Term Supports and Services for all community members as we age. Our vision includes promoting innovative ways to transform the system of long term services and supports so that individuals have greater access to a broad range of community living options.
Below is a list of projects and programs CACL is involved in.
Aging and Disability Resource Center (Part A) Work
CACL is contracted by the NH Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) to provide technical assistance on the Administration for Community Living Aging and Disability Resource Center Part A: Enhanced Options Counseling grant. Working in partnership with BEAS and the ServiceLink Resource Center Network to create national certification of Person-Centered Options Counseling, identify required staff skills, and coordinate trainings for staff at the ServiceLink Resource Centers for both certification and ongoing professional development.
Alliance for Healthy Aging
NH Alliance for Healthy Aging: CACL has been contracted by the Endowment for Health to serve as the back bone organization for the NH Alliance for Healthy Aging a collective approach to address aging issues in NH.
Balancing Incentive Program
The NH Division of Community Based Care Services was awarded the Balancing Incentive Program (BIP) by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS). CACL serves as the Project Management Entity for the BIP in NH. The purpose of the BIP is to increase access to and use of long-term care services and supports in community settings in order to rebalance the amount of Medicaid funds that are spent between facility-based and community-based long term services and supports. Success means that more seniors and people with disabilities live in their communities rather than in nursing homes and other institutions. Visit the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website for more information on programmatic activities.
DHHS has developed a graphic outlining how the various long term services and supports existing initiatives intersect and partner. The development of this work is ongoing and evolving, so this graphic is currently still under development, but it still represents the vision and direction New Hampshire is moving in. View graphic
DHHS launched a new website through the Balancing Incentive Program with the goal of increasing user access to NH long-term services and supports. Visit www.nhcarepath.org
New Hampshire Money Follows the Person
The NH Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services contracts with CACL to provide project management and technical assistance on this statewide program. This program is part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services', Money Follows The Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration Grant.