Understanding and Addressing Unmet Needs in HCBS Through the Lens of Person-Centered Practices

Webinar Date: March 31, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Eastern time
Source: National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS)

High-quality Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) allow people with disabilities and older adults to direct their services in a person-centered manner, live independently, and participate in the community. However, many individuals who receive HCBS still have unmet needs for services and supports. While studies have found a connection between unmet HCBS needs and adverse outcomes, including hospitalization, institutionalization, and death; few have examined user-reported perspectives about the quality and sufficiency of HCBS and their relationship to key health and community living outcomes. Therefore, researchers at the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy conducted a study to learn how many people who use HCBS need more services than they receive and understand the connection between unmet HCBS needs and health and community living outcomes. Panelists will discuss what implications the results of the study have in regard to person-centered planning in HCBS, highlight opportunities for improvement, and discuss how to overcome challenges to advancing person-centered practices.

NCAPPS webinars include ASL interpretation and live captions in both English and Spanish. If you require any additional accommodations, please contact Saska Rajcevic (srajcevic@hsri.org). Please note that some accommodation requests made less than one week before an event may not be possible.

**Please Note: If you would like to receive a certificate of attendance, we recommend you connect to this webinar using the Zoom desktop app. NCAPPS’s webinars are not officially approved for Continuing Education Units, however we do provide confirmation of attendance in case an organization wishes to use participation in our webinars to grant credit for internal requirements. Connecting via the desktop app will ensure that Zoom recognizes your attendance.**

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