HCBS Resources

HCBS Resources

The following are some helpful HCBS resources. This information is not intended to include all the excellent resources available, but instead to give you a good start with your research efforts:


AARP’s Public Policy Institute

AARP Public Policy Reports: Weathering the Storm:The Impact of the Great Recession on Long-term Services and Supports. Jan 2011

Achieving Cultural Competence: A Guidebook for Providers of Services to Older Americans and Their Families

AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange, is a repository of searchable innovations and QualityTools that enables health care decisionmakers to quickly identify ideas and tools that meet their needs.

Assuring Healthy Caregivers, A Public Health Approach to Translating Research into Practice: The RE-AIM Framework, from the CDC and the Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Neenah, WI: Kimberly-Clark Corporation; 2008.

Families and Work Institute 2008 National Study of the Changing Workforce: The Elder Care Study: Everyday Realities and Wishes for Change, 2010

National Center on Elder Abuse, directed by the U.S. Administration on Aging, is committed to help ensure that older Americans will live with dignity, integrity, independence, and without abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The NCEA is a resource for policy makers, social service and health care practitioners, the justice system, researchers, advocates, and families.

National Center for Gerontological Social Work Education, the Council for Social Work Education Gero-Ed Center offers resources for social work faculty, students, and practitioners who are committed to enhancing their gerontological competence.

National Resource Center for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders: Achieving Best Practices in Long Term Care for Alaska Native and American Indian Elders, Sept. 2005

Stanford Geriatric Education Center, provides a variety of multidisciplinary ethnogeriatric programs and curriculum resource materials to educate health care professionals on the cultural issues associated with aging and health. The SGEC promotes cultural sensitivity and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for the rapidly growing population of ethnic minority elders in the United States.

The CEAL, General Home and Community-based Services Attributes and Assisted Living Indicators

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the mission of this federal government agency is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Toolkit for Serving Diverse Communities


National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services, at Boston University provides technical assistance, education, research, and resources to infuse participant-directed options into home and community-based services.

The United States International Council on Disabilities, is a federation of US-based non-governmental organizations, federal agencies and individuals committed to advocacy and action on behalf of the global disability rights.


Aging in Place Partnerships: A Training Program for Family Caregivers of Residents Living in Affordable Senior Housing, this article describes the development and testing of a program to expand the capacity of family caregivers of residents in affordable senior housing properties and enhance the partnerships between family caregivers and the housing properties tohelp residents meet their needs and ‘age in place’.

National Association of Social Workers – Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults, standards designed to enhance social work practice with family caregivers of older adults and to help the public understand the role of professional social workers.


Dementia Care Practice Recommendations for Assisted Living Residences and Nursing Homes, recommendations with consensus support from more than 30 health and senior care organizations of evidence-based practices for use with people with dementia in the assisted living and nursing home settings.

Dementia Care Practice Recommendations for Professionals Working in a Home Setting, recommendations of evidence-based practices for use with people with dementia in the home setting.

Implementing a Community-based Program for Dementia Caregivers: an Action Guide using REACH OUT, developed by the University of Michigan’s Institute of Gerontology & the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, this guide offers an evidence-based public health approach for service providers supporting Alzheimer’s family caregivers. National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, Atlanta, GA. 2009.

Home and Community-Based Services

The Clearinghouse for Home and Community Based Services, promotes the development and expansion of home and community-based services for older Americans and people with disabilities by gathering resources and tools for research, policy making and program development.

Innovative Communities: breaking down barriers for the good of consumers and their family caregivers, by The Long-Term Quality Alliance (ltqa).

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