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Wednesday, April 17 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
An Act to Amend 18 NYCRR § 489.7 to Expand Care Services Offered in Family-Type Homes for Adults to Reduce Premature Institutionalization of Disabled Elderly Persons

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Across the nation, family-type homes are expanding as a preferred alternative to nursing homes for elderly persons in need of care and assistance with activities of daily living. Through many states’ Medicaid programs, family-type homes provide disabled elderly persons with support in areas of self-care, medication administration, mobility, transportation, and financial supervision. However, in New York, family-type homes are not offered as a long-term care benefit through Medicaid nor offered as a waiver program. By incentivizing family-type homes in New York through Medicaid reimbursement rates, structuring local health department licensure, and amending 18 NYCRR § 489.7 (admission standards), New York could offer services beyond basic supervision for residents living in family-type homes. In effect, disabled elderly persons throughout the state could be diverted away from premature and inappropriate institutionalization and live within the community.

Speakers

Wednesday April 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Business 101
  • Moderator Margaret Phillips