GNH Community

nonprofits,local leaders & Grt.New Haven business sharing information

The Connecticut Statewide Transition Plan for Alignment with the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Final Regulation’s Settings Rule

Comments to the Connecticut Department of Social Services Home and Community Based Services Unit by David V. Hunter

 

September 21, 2016

I am the President & CEO of Mary Wade, which is a nonprofit senior living campus located in New Haven.  Mary Wade provides a continuum of programs and services including adult day health center, transportation, primary care, out-patient rehab, and 45 accommodations in its residential care home.   Mary Wade also provides 94 accommodations in its Skilled Nursing Center that includes both short term rehab and long term care for those with significant chronic illness.   Mary Wade also is a recipient of the Department of Social Services Nursing Home Diversification Grant for the development of a homemaker and companion program and community navigator services.  

 

As a provider with 150 years of serving the community, Mary Wade is very supportive of Connecticut’s Statewide Transition Plan: http://www.ct.gov/dss/lib/dss/pgr/transitionplannotice.pdf and your efforts to ensure compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Home and Community Based settings final rule.

 

Specifically, I wholeheartedly support the state’s effort to bring the residential care home setting into compliance.  Tenants who reside in our residential care home and who receive services and supports through the Connecticut Home Care Program for the Elderly are offered the opportunity to remain in the place they call home.   These services and supports allow them to continue to integrate with the greater community and in many cases, avoid nursing home placement.

 

Mary Wade would very much like to ensure that its residential care home setting can comply with the CMS final rule and we support the state’s efforts to establish the regulatory environment and opportunity to do so.

 

I can provide many examples how these tenants are living a residential lifestyle and why they truly consider this to be their home. 

 

One of our residents, participates in numerous New Haven community activities as a result of her membership in an association, called Chatham Square Neighborhood Association.  She regularly attends monthly meetings and social events, such as dining out with neighbors at local restaurants.  She is involved in a neighborhood program that teaches school age children how to grow vegetables, and then how to cook with the produce.  During the school session, she meets weekly in the neighbor’s home and helps students with their homework.  She has even been known to canvas and make telephone calls in neighbor’s home during the election season.  One of the main reasons for her to live at Mary Wade is due to a significant heart condition. 

 

Several residents go out nearly every day and use the public transportation to visit friends and families, while other residents make frequent trips to shop at Walmart, and attend Centers of Worship on the weekend and Holidays.

 

All residents live in a private room, and locks are installed upon request.  Meals are provided throughout the day, and, some residents request refrigerators to keep food in their rooms.  

 

Parking is available when residents wish to bring an automobile. 

 

Social and life-long learning events are planned throughout the Mary Wade community, and residents participate based on their wishes. 

 

The majority of these residents range in age from 70 to 90 years of age, and they are utilizing supportive services in the residential care home setting in order to maintain the most active and healthy lifestyle.

 

I appreciate the opportunity to comment in support of the statewide transition plan and the ability for a residential care home to meet the requirements of a community based setting in compliance with the final rule.  I am available for further discussions and meetings should the need arise to elaborate on this important and vital topic to the seniors in our community.

 

 

David V. Hunter

President & CEO

Views: 121

Comment

You need to be a member of GNH Community to add comments!

Join GNH Community

Welcome (Bienvenido, Benvenuto, Powitanie, Bonjour! Willkomme,歡迎, ברוךהבא أهلا وسهلا, Bonvenon) to GNH Community. Traducción de esta página

Imagine. Inform. Invest. Inspire.

Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

 

 

Neighborhoods: What is Working

Open Street Project

An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

The post An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

The post Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

The post Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

American Banker Reports on LISC’s Black Economic Development Fund

A recent article in American Banker describes the why and how of LISC’s Black Economic Development Fund - a means to direct private capital to Black banks, CDFIs and other minority businesses. The $50 million from Netflix and Costco seeding the fund, with more in the pipeline, is a signal of a widespread “social-consciousness awakening that [the wealth gap] is a problem and its sources are systemic racism,” explains George Ashton, LISC EVP and the fund’s manager, in the story.

LISC, with Top Housing Groups, Calls for Emergency Rental Relief

In a statement issued today, LISC joins with Enterprise, National Housing Trust, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future, Housing Partnership Network, Housing Assistance Council and Leading Age to urge federal action on rental assistance that will protect residents and affordable housing providers affected by the pandemic. “Relief is overdue,” the groups warn, “and we can’t afford to wait any longer.”

A Pledge to Keep Small Businesses Open for Business

A $15 million donation from Wells Fargo, part of their Open for Business Fund, will help LISC match flexible Kiva crowdfunded loans for entrepreneurs of color across the U.S. Our pre-Covid collaboration with Wells and Kiva in Puerto Rico and other disinvested places has proven the transformative benefits for individuals, families and regional economies when small businesses get fast access to capital in a crisis.

© 2020   Created by Lee Cruz.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service