Rebalancing the Long-Term Care System
Significant efforts are underway at both the state and national levels to "rebalance" the long-term care system to give consumers needing long-term care services more choices in where and how they receive those services. "CHOICES," "Money Follows the Person," "Nursing Home Transition and Diversion" are some of the terms being used and programs developed in rebalancing efforts. Here you will find information about these different programs, including Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC's) which are single points of entry to long-term care services being developed around the country.
See our MDS 3.0 page for related information.
Transitions and Long-Term Care: A Look at MDS 3.0 Section Q and Money Follows the Person (January 30, 2012)
The Administration on Aging hosted a webinar giving an overview of MDS 3.0 Section Q and Money Follows the Person and detailing how these programs affect the aging network.
* To access the recording, click on the link and scroll down to the bottom of the webpage
Charting the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program's Role in a Modernized Long-Term Care System
This Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Strategic Directions Work Group Meeting Report, by the National Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC), prepared by the National Association of State Units on Aging (NASUA), seeks to help long-term care ombudsmen to define their role and develop coordination efforts in a new long-term care system.
ADRC Technical Resource Center
The ADRC Grant Program, a cooperative effort of the Administration on Aging (AoA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), was developed to assist states in their efforts to create a single, coordinated system of information and access for all persons seeking long term support to minimize confusion, enhance individual choice, and support informed decision-making. The ADRC Technical Assistance Exchange (TAE) provides technical assistance through one-on-one support, semi-annual ADRC national meetings, weekly newsletters, monthly webcasts and a variety of other ways.
Money Follows the Person ToolKit
Developed by the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, National Academy for State Health Policy and the NCB Development Corporation in 2006, this toolkit compiles information from numerous sources about nurisng home transition and Money Follows the Person (MFP) initiatives.
Money Follows the Person: Impediments to Implementation: A Fact Sheet on Program Start up, Capacity and Access
Developed by NASUAD. The Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration Program (MFP) was designed to assist states in rebalancing their long-term care systems, and to help Medicaid beneficiaries transition from institutions to the community. Since its inception, MFP has faced many barriers to implementation, most of which have resulted in the program transitioning fewer individuals than originally anticipated. In efforts to clarify the origin and impact of these early problems and ongoing capacity and access challenges, NASUAD prepared a fact sheet, outlining some of the most commonly-reported programmatic complications, such as the unanticipated consequences of statutory compliance and a lack of accessible, affordable housing for MFP participants.
Nursing Facility Transition: A Resource Kit for Long-Term Care Ombudsman
This resource kit provides information and materials for ombudsman programs about nursing facility transition. It is designed to provide state ombudsmen with an easy to use reference point for basic information about state and federal nursing facility diversion and transition initiatives and to facilitate exploration of ombudsman program roles in helping residents who wish to leave the nursing facility.
- What is Nursing Facility Transition?
- Ombudsman Program Involvement in Nursing Facility Transition Initiatives
- Money Follows the Person - The Texas Experience
- Resources on Nursing Facility Transition
- Relocation Materials
- Louisiana's My Home Tool Kit
- Nebraska's MFP Freedom to Choose Brochure