Research Participants Needed
Are you an adult age 50+ who has volunteered in the last year?Do you have serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs due to a health condition or impairment?
If you answered YES to these questions, you may be eligible to participate in a research study on volunteerism. The purpose of this study is to develop a more comprehensive understanding of participation in volunteer activities by people with mobility-limiting impairments.
Who can participate?Adults 50+ who have volunteered in the last year and who have serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs due to a health condition or impairment.
What will you do?Participate in an interview lasting between 45 and 60 minutes.
On this edition of "Resource Central," Steven Busby of Pittsburg talks about the assistance he receives from SKIL. Busby suffers from COPD among other things, and gets assistance in his home. He is also a member of the SKIL board of directors.
On this special episode of "Resource Central," host Joe Reinecker talks with long-time SKIL employee Andy Rausch about the June 27th protest at the Pittsburg office of Senator Jerry Moran. Protesters were urging Moran not to vote for a new senate healthcare bill which threatens to cut Medicaid by $700 billion and leave 22 million people uninsured.
On this week's episode of "Resource Central," host Joe Reinecker talks with SKIL Systems Advocacy Manager Lou Ann Kibbee about upcoming Kansas state legislation that could affect the agency and its customers.
Kansas Money Follows the Person (MFP)
The Sustainability Program to Follow
MFP is a demonstration grant from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) that since 2008 has helped more than 1,000 individuals living in long-term care institutional settings in Kansas to choose transition to living in the community and to enable them to overcome the obstacles keeping them from moving.
The program has served individuals who would otherwise be residing in nursing facilities (NF) or ICF/IDD (private or state hospital) for individuals with developmental disabilities. Grant participants were required to have Medicaid and to qualify for one of the following four (4) HCBS waiver programs: Frail Elder waiver (FE), Physical Disabilities waiver (PD), I/DD waiver, or Traumatic Brain Injury waiver (TBI)
The current demonstration grant as funded by CMS is coming to an end in all 43 participating states. The end date in Kansas for transitions to the community is June 30, 2017. Consumers who transition by that date will still receive the supports of the MFP program for 365 days and a seamless transition onto the appropriate waiver without going on a waiting list.