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Funded with a federal grant for Lifespan Respite awarded by the Administration for Community Living to the New York State Office for the Aging. Award Number 90L10023-02-22

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New Reports and Resources

Demonstrating the Value of Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Programs

Center for Health Care Strategies and the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities - May 2017

Demonstrating the Value of Medicaid MLTSS Programs, developed in partnership with the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) and the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD), has been released. The report, also the first in a series of publications from the Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) Institute, aims to help fill the MLTSS information gap and to be a springboard for future study. It is hoped the report will generate a national dialogue on the value of MLTSS programs and encourage quality policy development and program design.

Read the report


GrandFacts: State Fact Sheets for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children

Grandfamilies.org - 2017

Generations United, The Brookdale Foundation Group, AARP, ABA Center on Children and the Law, Casey Family Programs, ChildFocus, Child Trends, and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption ave collaborated to update "GrandFacts: State Fact Sheets for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children". These 2017 fact sheets for the fifty states and Washington, DC provide state-specific data, local program resources, benefits, and legal information.

 

Expanding Respite

The NYS Caregiving & Respite Coalition is committed to assisting communities in growing a volunteer respite workforce. The Coalition offers "Train the Trainer" Courses for the REST Program. It is our goal to train leaders throughout the state in order to increase respite program opportunities for caregivers. Full scholarships will be provided for residents throughout the state.

Check out the blog to learn about the new Drop In Respite Center by Faith In Action Steuben County

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Family and Other Unpaid Caregivers and Older Adults with and without Dementia and Disability

Catherine Riffin, Peter H. Van Ness, Jennifer L Wolff, and Terri Fried
Journal of American Geriatric Society - Published early online: 20 April 2017

"A Yale-led study finds that while many family caregivers assist older adults with serious health problems like dementia and disability, the majority aid adults without those issues." Researchers recently reported in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, that this group of caregivers assisting people without dementia and substantial disability "had the largest number of caregivers experiencing caregiver burden and participation restrictions, and sizable proportions experienced depressive and anxiety symptoms and poor physical health, yet only a small minority accessed supportive services, including caregiver training, respite care, and support groups."

Read the Yale News story about the study and the view the journal article abstract.