Provide easy access to information for individuals and families regarding services, resources and funding available
- Assist individuals and families in understanding all service and support options.
- Enhance training of resource coordinators/service coordinators regarding all service and support options, service planning, transition planning, waiver changes and information about generic state and community resources to ensure 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 and positive policies for services and resources.
- Maintain integrity of mill levy funding to address unmet needs and provide innovative services.
- Transition individuals from Regional Center and nursing homes to community based waiver settings through the Community Choice Transition program and other efforts as available.
- Assist individuals on waiting list through emergency response funds, knowledge of and referral to community resources, State and Medicaid funded options and local self-determination initiative and behavioral health services.
- Support efforts for adequate rates to increase provider capacity.
- Further implement the Family Caregiver option and comprehensive services in the family home.
- Promote and develop meaningful paid employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
- Expand Jefferson County Self-Determination Initiative and Self-Advocacy efforts to support person-directed lives.
- Continue efforts to procure grants and additional funding sources to serve individuals receiving services, for those in crisis and waiting for services and for exploring innovative approaches to service delivery.
- Increase capacity of DDRC Behavioral Health Services to better meet the needs of the waiting list.
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 promoting choice and empowerment.
- Provide informational sessions on guardianship, power of attorney and proxy options, trusts and end of life issues.
- Continue best practices in health and safety incident management, 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 the CCB.
- Utilize technology for independence and communication for individuals receiving services.
- Ease access and for enrollment into supports and 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.
- Engage in stakeholder groups to identify viable options for system redesign, funding methodology changes, addressing waiting list, and other issues impacting people with disabilities.
- Prepare for implementation of the HCBS Settings Rule and CDASS and other state and federal mandates.
- Implement best practices for utilization of independent contractors.
- Utilize best practices in technology for staff and provider efficiency and effectiveness and communication with individuals, families and other stakeholders.
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