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(a) A statewide aging and disability resource center may be established with sites in each county to streamline access to long-term supports and services by integrating the full range of long-term supports and services into a single, coordinated system.
(b) The aging and disability resource center may be the single point of entry in every county where persons of all ages, incomes, and disabilities may access information in a person-centered manner on the full range of long-term supports and services options, including but not limited to:
(1) Federal, state, and county revenue-funded programs and services including those funded by medicaid, medicare, the Older Americans Act, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and kupuna care;
(2) A centralized application process for publicly funded long-term services and supports;
(3) Privately administered programs and services;
(4) Supports and services for persons with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementia;
(5) Transportation services;
(6) Housing options;
(7) Elder rights protection;
(8) Hospital and nursing home discharge planning and care transition;
(9) Health, prevention, and wellness programs;
(10) Support for grandparents raising grandchildren and other relatives age fifty-five years or older caring for children;
(11) Informal and family caregiver support services; and
(12) Community resources and services for individuals with disabilities.
(c) The aging and disability resource centers shall target delivery of services to:
(1) Persons sixty years of age and older;
(2) Persons of any age with physical disabilities, severe mental illness, dementia, and developmental or intellectual disabilities;
(3) Informal and family caregivers providing assistance to persons needing long-term supports and services;
(4) Professionals seeking long-term supports and services on behalf of their clients; and
(5) Persons planning for their future long-term supports and services needs.
(d) The executive office on aging shall coordinate the implementation of the statewide aging and disability resource center.
(e) The aging and disability resource center may be a function of each area agency on aging within the respective geographic service area.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Hawaii Revised Statutes Division 1. Government § 349-32. Aging and disability resource centers; established - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/hi/division-1-government/hi-rev-st-sect-349-32/
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