From McKnights: The Department of Health and Human Services announced that $68 million in grant money is available to help seniors, the disabled and their caregivers better understand options for long-term care. Twenty-four states will receive grants designed to strengthen the role of Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ARDCs) in the Money Follows the Person program, which helps with the transition between care settings. All 50 states, along with 125 tribal organizations, will receive funding to help educate beneficiaries on the benefits for which they are eligible.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Don Berwick said in a statement: äóìThese grants will help families make informed decisions and make sure patients have more control over their own care.äó
For more information on the dispersal of these grants, go here.