Presentation on theme: "8/9/2015. Objectives Learn more about: ServiceLink and GSIL formal partnership How SL and GSIL can be a resource at the local level What is available."— Presentation transcript:
Objectives Learn more about: ServiceLink and GSIL formal partnership How SL and GSIL can be a resource at the local level What is available on the websites Tools and benefits awareness and education
8/9/2015 How Can ServiceLink and GSIL Help You? ServiceLink and GSIL both provide Specialized Information and Referral Trained, certified staff Valuable resources and tools located on their agency websites for providers and individuals seeking services Available in local communities to assist
8/9/2015 Philosophy of Information & Referral Understand inquirers situation Immediate and appropriate information, crisis emergency Empower not solve Help prioritize needs Help identify resources Do not overwhelm or provide too few options Advocate Follow up
8/9/2015 211/ServiceLink/GSIL 211 is: 211 is: Abbreviated dialing code for consumer access to community services 211 provides: Direct Comprehensive information and referral (I&R)to needed community services Referral to the more appropriate specialty I&R’s Considered a comprehensive I&R ServiceLink is: ServiceLink is: Specialized, providing in-depth information about resources for specific population. Is a single coordinated system of information and access for all persons seeking long term support in order to minimize confusion, enhance individual choice, and support informed decision-making. GSIL is: a statewide non-profit organization and one of its services is to provide specialized in depth information about resources specific to persons with disabilities and seniors.
8/9/2015 ServiceLink Website www.servicelink.org Home Page Contact Us Publications: Brochures, forms, fact sheets, and more Calls and Contact Reports Search for Services Medicare, Caregiver, and Veterans Links
8/9/2015 GSIL Website www.gsil.org Home Page: What we do, Independent Living tools, Attendant Care Workers, News and getting involved About us, Contact Us, Support GSIL NH Community Time Bank News, Events, and Links to Resources
8/9/2015 Statewide Independent Living Council www.silcnh.org SILC is a federally mandated (Title VII, Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1973 as amended), independent, cross disability Council. The SILC represents the independent living needs of persons with significant disabilities across the entire state. The SILC looks at Broad Systems issues. The mission of the NH SILC is to provide leadership and broad based advocacy in support of the independent living philosophy for persons with significant disabilities. Introduction of SILC Tip Sheets General Information Sheet Newsletter Membership form
8/9/2015 About ServiceLink Information, referrals & assistance via phone, email, personal meetings Needs assessments Eligibility pre-screenings and counseling for programs and services Options Counseling to assist people considering nursing home admission to become more aware of their alternative community-based options Streamlined access to clinical level of care determinations required for Medicaid in-home care or nursing home eligibility Assistance navigating the financial eligibility processes for Medicaid and Medicaid Long Term Supports (LTS) benefits Comprehensive caregiver support to those caring for family members in the community Other planning and preventative long term supports education programs
8/9/2015 What is an Independent Living Center? Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) 4 Core Services Information & Referral Independent Living Skills Training Advocacy Peer Support Key Aspects Consumer Directed Consumer Controlled Community Based Cross Disability 51% of the Board of Directors and staff must be people with disabilities. Each state must have at least ONE Independent Living Center.