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Aging in Place: Best Practices and Community Resources

October 20, 2010
(Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore MD)

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 addressed:

•     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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