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Justice i Aging Addressing Dementia Care in HCBS Settings

  • 11 Jan 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Justice i  Aging Addressing Dementia Care in HCBS Settings

States currently are modifying their Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) programs to comply with new federal regulations that prioritize independence and community integration for HCBS beneficiaries. An important, recurring question is how to apply these principles to beneficiaries living with dementia or other conditions that may result in wandering or exit-seeking behaviors.

This webinar, Addressing Dementia Care in HCBS Settings, will present promising practices in HCBS delivery for settings supporting individuals living with dementia, with a special focus on strategies for addressing wandering or exit-seeking behaviors. The webinar will include a discussion of how the federal and state governments are addressing the provision of supports to individuals living with dementia in the process of bringing states into compliance with the 2014 federal HCBS regulations. The material presented will be useful for advocates, service providers, and others with an interest in HCBS and dementia care.

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