WEBINAR: Strategies & Promising Practices for Addressing Dementia Care and Wandering Behaviors in HCBS Settings

By December 13, 2016Uncategorized, WEBINAR

When: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:00 a.m. PT/ 1:00 p.m. ET

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, Strategies & Promising Practices for Addressing Dementia Care and Wandering Behaviors in HCBS Settings, presented 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 included 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.

Presenters:

  • Jane Tilly, Administration for Community Living
  • Serena Lowe, Administration for Community Living
  • Eric Carlson, Justice in Aging

The webinar took place on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:00 a.m. PT/ 1:00 p.m. ET.

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About Katrina Cohens

Katrina Cohens is based in Justice in Aging’s Washington, DC office and serves as the Program and Communications Associate.