Home and Community-Based Services

Three Promising Practices: Materials and Recordings

October 21, 2015
DREDF, on behalf of the Aging and Disability Partnership for Managed Long Term Services and Supports presented three free live webcasts that took place on August 27, September 24 and October 14, 2015. The webinars explored promising collaborations among Independent Living Centers, Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, Area Agencies on Aging, Aging and Disability Resource Centers, and clinical settings.

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Advanced Training Webinar on California’s Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI)​

April 23, 2015
California is moving forward with the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI), including the federally–approved dual eligible demonstration known as Cal MediConnect. The CCI started April 1, 2014, in certain counties, and is ongoing. This advanced training webinar was presented by DREDF's Silvia Yee and Amber Cutler with Justice in Aging.

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Comments on California HCBS Statewide Transition Plan

October 27, 2014
Update: On December 8, 2014 DREDF and a number of other advocacy organizations (CFILC, California's SCDD, Congress of California Seniors, DRC, NHeLP, and NSCLC) submitted a second set of comments on the latest draft of California's HCBS transition plan. California is expected to submit it's final HCBS transition plan to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by December 19 or so.

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Groundbreaking Settlement Agreement with San Francisco

September 18, 2008
San Francisco, California — Today in federal district court, Judge William H. Alsup granted final approval of the settlement agreement in the civil rights class action filed to prevent unnecessary institutionalization of people with disabilities at Laguna Honda Hospital, Chambers et al. v. City and County of San Francisco. The settlement will greatly increase community-based housing and service options in San Francisco as well as improve coordination of care.

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Chambers et al. v. City and County of San Francisco

September 18, 2008
Judge Alsup approved the settlement agreement in Chambers et al. v. City and County of San Francisco. The settlement will prevent unnecessary institutionalization and increase community-based housing and service options in San Francisco. The Chambers press release has additional information.

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Settlement of San Francisco Lawsuit to Create New Community Services for Seniors and Adults With Disabilities

November 27, 2007
San Francisco, California — Mitch Katz, San Francisco's director of public health, announced today that a preliminary settlement has been reached in the civil rights class action regarding expanded community-based living options for seniors and people with disabilities in San Francisco (Chambers et al. v. the City and County of San Francisco). The results will be improved coordination of care and greatly increased housing options and other services. The new program, called "Success at Home" will provide people with "a single door to independent living," said Katz. "We are very pleased to be taking this innovative next step."

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Laguna Honda Residents Sue San Francisco for Discrimination

October 13, 2006
Residents of Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco, the nation's largest public nursing home, have filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that they are unnecessarily confined at the facility and are capable of living in their own homes or in the community, a claim supported by the 1999 US Supreme Court Olmstead decision.

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