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Aging in Place
Best Practices and Community Resources

Speakers:

Jennifer Wolff, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Lynn Price
Program Supervisor, Division of Community Long-Term Care
Maryland Department of Community of Health and Mental Hygiene

Marlana R. Hutchinson, MBA
Health Policy Analyst, Medicad Long Term Caree & Waiver Services
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene



 

 

 

 

This presentation included:

•     An overview of the demographic transition (aging society) and a brief description of disability trends.

•     A definition of long-term care and the types of compensatory strategies most commonly used (environmental modification, assistive devices, personal care, and senior housing or housing with supportive services). 

•     Long term care financing (predominantly Medicaid and private pay) and reasons for growing interest in home and community innovations within the Medicaid program.

•     General information about the Waiver for Older Adults and the Living at Home Waiver including the available services under each waiver.

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