Arizona Dementia Capable

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

The Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Aging and Adult Services (ADES- DAAS), in partnership with the primary members of the Aging and Disability Resource Consortium (ADRC), Arizona State University (ASU), the Alzheimer Association, Desert Southwest Chapter (AA-DSW), and the Arizona Caregiver Coalition (ACC), will achieve the following: Goal: Create a dementia-capable system in Arizona. Objective 1: Create and sustain a dementia-capable Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) system that includes Single Entry Point/No Wrong Door (SEP/NWD) access for people with the disease and their caregivers. Objective 2: Ensure access to a comprehensive, sustainable set of quality services that are dementia capable and provide innovative services to the population with dementia and their family caregivers. Services must be evidence-based or evidence-informed to the extent possible. Expected outcomes: 1) information and assistance services have a valid and reliable method to identify people with possible dementia; 2) Options Counseling (OC) staff communicate effectively with persons with dementia and their family caregivers and know what services this population is likely to need; 3) eligibility criteria and resource allocation take into account the impact of dementia on the need for services; 4) publicly and privately financed services are capable of meeting the unique needs of persons with dementia and their caregivers; 5) self- directed services ensure that persons with dementia and their caregivers are supported in their decision-making; 6) workers who interact with persons with dementia and their caregivers have appropriate training; and 7) quality assurance systems measure how effectively individual providers, the Aging Network, and long-term supportive service (LTSS) systems serve persons with dementia and their family caregivers.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date10/1/159/29/17

Funding

  • HHS: Administration for Community Living (ACL): $251,572.00

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