SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES NEARLY $ 1.4 MILLION TO HELP NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES FIND COMMUNITY-BASED CARESeptember 28, 2010
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that New Hampshire will receive $1,339,831 from the Department of Health and Human Services to help seniors, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers better understand and navigate their health and long-term care options. New Hampshire is one of the only four states in the nation to receive funding in all eligible categories.
"When New Hampshire families are faced with sudden illness, disability, or the care of an elderly relative they have to navigate through a complex health care system to figure out where to go to get appropriate help," said Shaheen. "These funds will help the state and its nonprofit partners offer resources to help individuals remain in their homes and get access to community-based services. These grants will also help to reduce costly readmissions to hospitals that occur when someone is discharged into the community without the support he or she needs."
These grants, made possible by the Affordable Care Act, are going to states, territories, tribal and community-based organizations. The funds will be used to help families understand their Medicare and Medicaid benefits, including coverage for preventive services; navigate options for long-term care including community-based services that can help individuals remain in their homes; and assist those transitioning from nursing or rehabilitation facilities back home to put the supports in place to make that transition successful.
For more information on the Affordable Care Act, visit www.healthcare.gov.
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