Provide easy access to information for individuals and families regarding services, resources and funding available
- Assist individuals and families in understanding changes and options in Medicaid waivers and other funding streams and generic community resources, especially the newer options of Family Caregiver and Comprehensive services in the family home.
- Enhance training of resource coordinators/service coordinators to keep abreast of service options, service planning, transition planning, waiver changes and information about generic state and community resources so that consistent and thorough information is provided to individuals and families.
Expand Services and Service Options for Individuals and Families
- Maximize all resources available for eligible individuals in the DDRC service area.
- Advocate for funding for services and resources.
- Maintain integrity of mill levy funding and continue to address unmet needs and provide innovative services
- Participate in the Community Choice Transition’s efforts to futher tranisition individuals from Regional Center ICF/MR’s and nursing homes to community based waiver settings.
- Provide assistance to individuals on waiting list to include: emergency response funds, increased knowledge of and referral to generic resources, State and Medicaid funded options and self-determination initiative and behavioral health services.
- Increase provider capacity through training and technical assistance to new and ongoing providers.
- Support efforts for adequate rates.
- Further implement the Family Caregiver option and comprehensive services in the family home.
- Promote and develop paid employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
- Continue development of Jefferson County Self-determination Initiative and Self-Advocacy efforts.
- Continue efforts to procure grants and additional funding sources to serve individuals receiving services and for those waiting for services.
- Increase capacity of behavior intervention services and further development of DDRC’s Behavior Health Team.
- Provide and expand provider/caregiver options to individuals receiving services through partnerships and contractual relationships with program approved service agencies, independent contractors and other vendors.
Improve Service Delivery Experience for Individuals and Families
- Gather input and be responsive to individuals and families.
- Increase easy access to information, communication and connections with constituents via diverse avenues.
- Further implement Person-Centered, Person-Directed Services Focus, promoting more choice and empowerment.
- Develop best practices for our aging population, including trainings on end-of-life issues and planning, and trainings/assistance on guardianship, power of attorney and proxy options.
- Continue best practices in consumer health and safety incident management, including training, vigilant reporting, thorough investigations, and implementation of proactive measures gleaned from trend analysis.
- Enhance efforts to secure a quality workforce with minimal turnover to provide continuity of care and services.
- Continue implementation of Quality Improvement Strategy surveys for waiver recipients.
- Enhance best practices to address conflict of interest in multiple roles of CCB.
- Develop and implement best practices in technology for independence and communication for individuals receiving services.
Improve/Continue Best Practices in Operations
- Promote continued CCB central planning and coordination role for the needs of people with developmental disabilities in the local service area.
- Implement business practices to continue clean audits and a financially sound and stable organization with lean administrative costs.
- Participate in stakeholder groups to identify viable options for system redesign, funding methodology changes, addressing waiting list, and other issues impacting people with disabilities.
- Stay abreast of the development and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Care Coordination, Dual Eligible’s and Medicaid Buy-In.
- Learn and prepare for implementation of the Olmstead Act, HCBS Community Definition, and Companionship Rule.
- Implement best practices for utilization of independent contractors.
- Implement best practices in the Family Care Giver model.
- Develop and implement best practices in technology for staff and provider efficiency and effectiveness and communication with individuals and families and other stakeholders.
- Further implement and influence Health Department regulations regarding group homes and home care licensure.
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