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Home-Based Long Term Care Could Mean Big Cost Savings for Connecticut

According to a recent study commissioned by the Connecticut Regional Institute for the 21st Century, placing more aging adults and patients with intellectual disabilities into home care over the next 15 years could greatly reduce a projected increase in Connecticut’s…

Written by: Mediware on Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Utah: Elder Abuse Up, Budget Down

Like many states and localities across the country, Utah is feeling the “double whammy” of increasing reports of elder abuse and declining budgets.  According to the The Salt Lake Tribune, the number of adult protective services (APS) cases reported has increased by more…

Written by: Mediware on Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Our Next Webcast: California APS Reporting Made Simple

Join us for a live, free webcast on March 11th at 1:00 PM Pacific Time as we demonstrate how off-the-shelf software designed specifically for California county-level Adult Protective Services agencies (APS) can simplify the generation of state-mandated reports. Keith Ewell,…

Written by: Mediware on Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tennessee Launches “Long-Term Care Choices”

Starting today, eligible residents in Middle Tennessee have greater access to services in their homes and communities.  Using funding from the Long-Term Choices Act of 2008, low income elders in the middle portion of the state can choose to receive basic…

Written by: Mediware on Monday, March 1, 2010

Florida 5:1 Cost Ratio: Institutional vs. Home Care

According to new figures released by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, the state’s Home Care for the Elderly program saves $5 of institutional costs for every $1 spent in the program.  More specifically, the average annual cost of caring for a senior in…

Written by: Mediware on Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Presumptive Waivers Eligibility

In another effort to help seniors remain in their homes and communities, lawmakers in Indiana are considering a bill that would allow Area Agencies on Aging to make the call about whether consumers are eligible for Medicaid waivers-funded services before…

Written by: Mediware on Thursday, January 7, 2010

The State of Ohio and the Case for Expanded Home and Community Services

John A. Carey of the Ohio Senate makes a great case for why the expansion of home and community-based services for aging citizens is a true win-win for seniors and Ohio tax payers alike. According to Senator Carey, if the state of…

Written by: Mediware on Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Got Budget Cuts? Meet Harmony for APS

Today, Harmony announced availability of an enhanced version of Harmony for APS  the industry’s first on-demand solution built specifically for Adult Protective Services organizations.  Harmony for APS is the result of more than two years of market research, product development…

Written by: Mediware on Tuesday, October 27, 2009

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