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Introduction Of Alabama Long Term Care System

April 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Alabama

Alabama system of long-term care depends heavily on institutional services, despite government efforts to increase HCBS Home and Community or. Indeed, records more than 10,000 people receiving Medicaid waiver services in 2001, compared to about 16 700 people in nursing homes. And he still has waiting lists for waiver programs, but due to financial constraints, it does not fill all available slots. To engage in this pose state legislators in Alabama took different laws concerning the reforms and comprehensive industry-specific assisted living.

Accordingly, a Board of Examiners for Administrators and a set of standards for permits assisted living established. National Institute of Public Health the authority to inspect unlicensed assisted living facilities was strengthened and penalties for those who do not have a license has been entered. In return, the Department of Public Health has created a regulatory structure with two levels of licensed assisted living, separate standards for facilities that provide care for people with dementia in particular. Olmstead a small working group was formed as well. This network is an organization of 40 members composed of representatives of state agencies, lawyers, suppliers, consumers and family members and the Alabama Medicaid Agency as lead agency.



Olmstead Core is divided into four subcommittees, namely the need for the evaluation of Best Practices, consumers and resource development. The subcommittees shall make recommendations, whose objective is to increase home and community-based care for people with disabilities, and a thorough review of all of the Medicaid program. Alabama, the power of a settlement agreement in Wyatt v. Because Sawyer in January 2001, also plans to begin the movement of plants with disabilities in the community. The agreement establishes procedures for the assessment and asked specifically designed to identify mental illness and mental retardation.

It deals with the reduction of institutional beds, discharge planning processes to develop suppliers and certification investment. Another objective is to create and expand opportunities for consumer directed care. In addition, the State intends to develop a community-based information and referral center, developing outreach materials and information to consumers and family members, and establish a unity of awareness and education as well. Training objectives include the development and support person-centered planning for consumers with developmental disabilities. EC transitional period, sponsors will also help nursing home residents to plan their journey and get support.

Long-term care, Ala., continues to walk and keep up with rapid changes and increasing demand for health care needs. Those mentioned above are only some of its small step in its long journey to acquire a functioning health system.