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  • Adult Day Program Centers (8)
    PH-0320.0200

    Adult Day Program Centers

    PH-0320.0200

    Programs that provide care and supervision in licensed group facilities for dependent adults during some portion of a 24-hour day. Services may include social and recreational activities, training that is essential for sustaining activities of daily living and hot meals, as appropriate.
  • Adult Guardianship Assistance (1)
    FT-6900.2500-050

    Adult Guardianship Assistance

    FT-6900.2500-050

    Programs that provide assistance for people who are in favor of or want to oppose the appointment of a guardian to protect adults from physical danger and improper treatment and/or to protect their estate from exploitation or waste when they have been found by the courts to be incapable of managing their own affairs due to Alzheimer's disease, alcoholism, mental illness or other incapacitating conditions. Adult guardianship programs are involuntary and are generally only available in states which have no arrangements for conservatorships, whose conservatorships are voluntary covering powers and property designated by the conservatee or whose conservatorships address only the individual's estate.
  • Adult In Home Respite Care (1)
    PH-7000.3300-040

    Adult In Home Respite Care

    PH-7000.3300-040

    Programs that provide a brief period of rest or relief for family members, guardians or others who are regular caregivers for dependent adults by offering temporary or intermittent care for the adult in their own home.
  • Adult Respite Care (6)
    PH-7000.0500

    Adult Respite Care

    PH-7000.0500

    Programs that provide a brief period of rest or relief for family members, guardians or others who are regular caregivers for dependent adults by offering temporary or intermittent care in the home or in community settings/facilities.
  • Caregiver Counseling (2)
    RP-1400.8000-145

    Caregiver Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-145

    Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance in individual and/or group settings for family members, friends, significant others, non-familial caregivers or attendants who are caring for someone who has a serious illness or disability or who is elderly and increasingly unable to provide for his or her own care, and are feeling overwhelmed by their responsibilities and the effect that their caregiving role has had on their lives.
  • Caregiver Issues (4)
    YZ-1350

    Caregiver Issues

    YZ-1350

    Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of caregivers and their concerns.
  • Caregiver Self Care (1)
    FP-0500.7800

    Caregiver Self Care

    FP-0500.7800

    Programs that teach people who are affected by an issue the skills that are necessary to stand up for themselves; obtain the information, opportunities, respect and recognition to which they are entitled and the services for which they are eligible; and help them integrate into and become valued members of their communities.
  • Caregiver Training (5)
    PH-0800

    Caregiver Training

    PH-0800

    Programs that provide training for family members and other informal caregivers which focuses on care-related activities such as medication management, personal care and making the home environment safe and barrier-free as well as on stress management and other techniques to help the caregiver take care of him or herself. The focus of the training is on building the skills and capacity of the caregiver to manage their caregiving role. Some programs include a caregiver assessment, development of an individualized plan that focuses on the caregiver, setting goals and establishing a routine for ongoing support for the caregiver.
  • Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups (6)
    PN-8100.1400

    Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups

    PN-8100.1400

    Mutual support groups whose members are family, friends, significant others, non-familial caregivers or attendants who are caring for someone who has a temporary, chronic, life-threatening or terminal illness or disability or who is elderly and increasingly unable to provide for his or her own care. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants ensure their own well-being while remaining involved in the intense care of a loved one. Also included are care receiver support groups that help people who have a caregiver cope with the fact that they require care. Care receiver support groups are often offered in conjunction with caregiver support groups and are structured to allow care receivers to participate in their own group while their caregiver attends another.
  • Case/Care Management (8)
    PH-1000

    Case/Care Management

    PH-1000

    Programs that develop plans for the evaluation, treatment and/or care of individuals who, because of age, illness, disability or other difficulties, need assistance in planning and arranging for services; which assess the individual's needs; coordinate the delivery of needed services; ensure that services are obtained in accordance with the case plan; and follow up and monitor progress to ensure that services are having a beneficial impact on the individual. Case management is a collaborative process characterized by communication, advocacy and resource management to promote high quality, cost-effective interventions and outcomes.
  • Conservatorship Assistance (1)
    FT-6900.1500

    Conservatorship Assistance

    FT-6900.1500

    Programs that provide assistance for people who are in favor of or want to oppose the appointment of a conservator to protect adults from physical danger and improper treatment and/or to protect their estate from exploitation or waste when they are incapable of managing their own affairs or are competent but infirm. Conservatorships differ widely among jurisdictions. In some states, conservatorships are voluntary arrangements in which a physically infirm but competent individual petitions the court to appoint the conservator of choice to manage whatever powers and property the conservatee chooses to include in the arrangement. In these jurisdictions, guardianships apply to adults who are found to be incompetent. In other states, conservatorships apply only to an individual's property while guardianships address responsibility for the person. States having no conservatorship arrangements generally have guardianship provisions which address the needs of adults who have been found by the courts to be incapable of managing their own affairs.
  • Elder Law (12)
    FT-2450

    Elder Law

    FT-2450

    Programs that provide information and guidance for individuals who need assistance in the area of law which relates to the rights and needs of older adults, especially in the areas of age discrimination, consumer fraud, estate planning and management, living trusts, trust administration, probate, property law, retirement planning, pension benefits, Social Security benefits, Medicaid and Medicare, disability planning, long-term care alternatives, health care decisions, elder abuse, guardianships and conservatorships.
  • Families of Military Personnel/Veterans (2)
    YJ-2050

    Families of Military Personnel/Veterans

    YJ-2050

    The parents, children or spouses of people who are on active duty with one of the branches of the armed forces, who have retired from the armed forces following a military career, or who have been honorably discharged as veterans of military service. Included are families of deceased veterans.
  • Health Facility Complaints (1)
    DD-1500.4280

    Health Facility Complaints

    DD-1500.4280

    Programs that accept and, where possible, attempt to resolve complaints regarding the licensing; incompetence of staff; cleanliness and safety of facilities; treatment of patients; quality of care; excessive fees; charges for services not rendered; unethical, improper or unprofessional conduct of personnel; or other inappropriate business practices of organizations that provide health care services.
  • Long Distance Caregivers (3)
    YD-4000

    Long Distance Caregivers

    YD-4000

    Individuals who have assumed responsibility for arranging care for an aging parent, grandparent or other person and who live at a distance (generally an hour or more) from that person.
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs (1)
    FT-4950

    Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs

    FT-4950

    Programs that investigate and attempt to resolve complaints made by or on behalf of residents of nursing facilities, residential care homes, assisted living facilities and other supervised living facilities for older adults. The program also promotes policies and practices that improve the quality of life, health, safety, welfare and rights of residents; monitors laws, regulations and policies that affect those who live in long-term care facilities; provides the public with information about long-term care options; and promotes the development of consumer organizations concerned about long-term care. Under the federal Older Americans Act, every state is required to have an Ombudsman Program that addresses complaints and advocates for improvements in the long term care system.
  • Long Term Care Planning (3)
    DM-7150

    Long Term Care Planning

    DM-7150

    Programs that help people of all ages plan financially for retirement. Services may include a review of existing assets, retirement goals and expected retirement income and assets; analysis of options which may include work-related and individual retirement accounts, investments, savings accounts, trusts, annuities and insurance policies; and assistance in formulating strategies for money management, asset growth and protection, and realistic goal setting based on the client's age, current lifestyle, financial obligations and future earnings potential.
  • Memory Care (14)
    BH-8400.6000-780

    Memory Care

    BH-8400.6000-780

    Specialized units within supportive housing facilities that provide additional security to assure the safety and well being of residents with Alzheimer's disease or other conditions who may wander away from the facility or exhibit other problematic behaviors.
  • Memory Screening (5)
    LF-4900.5000

    Memory Screening

    LF-4900.5000

    Programs that offer simple tests for the early detection of mild memory problems that may not be associated with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. The screenings are generally confidential and involve completion of a questionnaire and a short memory test. People who exhibit cognitive and behavioral problems beyond those associated with normal aging may be referred for neuropsychological testing.
  • PACE Programs (3)
    NL-5000.6800

    PACE Programs

    NL-5000.6800

    A capitated benefit authorized by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA) that features a comprehensive service delivery system and integrated Medicare and Medicaid financing. For most participants, the comprehensive service package permits them to continue living at home while receiving services rather than being institutionalized. Capitated financing allows providers to deliver all services participants need rather than being limited to those reimbursable under the Medicare and Medicaid fee-for-service systems. The BBA established the PACE model of care as a permanent entity within the Medicare program and enables States to provide PACE services to Medicaid beneficiaries as a State option. The State plan must include PACE as an optional Medicaid benefit before it can enter into program agreements with PACE providers. Participants must be at least 55 years of age, live in the PACE service area, and be certified as eligible for nursing home care by the appropriate State agency. The PACE program becomes the sole source of services for Medicare and Medicaid eligible enrollees. PACE programs provide social and medical services primarily in an adult day health center, supplemented by in-home and referral services in accordance with the participant's needs. The care is overseen by an interdisciplinary team, consisting of professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Respite Companion Volunteers (1)
    PX-3000.7250

    Respite Companion Volunteers

    PX-3000.7250

    Organizations that are actively seeking individuals with the requisite skills and experience who are willing, on a voluntary basis without remuneration, to serve as home health aides or substitute caregivers who provide temporary or intermittent care for dependent adults or children in their own homes in order to provide a brief period of rest or relief for parents, family members, guardians or others who are their regular caregivers.
  • Senior Move Managers (4)
    BH-5000.8000

    Senior Move Managers

    BH-5000.8000

    Programs that help older adults (and others) who are faced with the prospect of moving from one environment to another (particularly those who are downsizing from a family home and moving to a retirement community or smaller residence) cope with the physical and emotional aspects of making the transition. Move managers plan, coordinate and supervise all aspects of a move. They may help people sort through and organize their belongings and decide what to take; determine and coordinate the disposition of articles that will be left behind; develop a timetable for the move; plan for the placement of furnishings and other items in the new space; identify and contact professionals such as moving companies, estate sales companies, storage facilities and realtors who may be required during the relocation process; provide packing materials; pack the individuals belongings; supervise the activities on moving day; and unpack and set up the new home according to the person's wishes, hanging pictures, making beds, connecting electrical appliances and, overall, making the new environment immediately livable.
  • Traveling Companions (2)
    PH-1400.8500

    Traveling Companions

    PH-1400.8500

    Programs that offer the services of individuals who are willing to accompany people who would otherwise have to travel alone during their journey.
 
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