The Department for Medicaid Services wants to share more resources with our 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services waiver stakeholders as we all deal with the COVID-19 state of emergency. Thanks to our partners at the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities for compiling this list. We hope you find the following information helpful.
Kentucky COVID-19 Website: https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19
University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute – a number of helpful resource links: https://hdi.uky.edu/covid-19-information
Center for Disease Control (CDC) website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/index.html
National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) Toolkit for DSPs https://nadsp.org/covid-19resources/?mc_cid=6ec3fb07e0&mc_eid=155887fec3
NADSP Onboarding DSPs during COVID-19 Crisis https://nadsp.org/onboarding-in-crisis/?mc_cid=ca0ee4dd3a&mc_eid=a1abfd9dc4
Social Security Administration (SSA) has made significant changes to its operations and policies https://ncler.acl.gov/getattachment/Resources/SSA-Response-to-COVID-19.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=9b126ccd-c2e4-485f-a92d-fe6e5e85d954
Coping with Stress during infectious disease outbreaks https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/d7/priv/sma14-4885.pdf
Managing Anxiety and Stress https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Resources and Information https://www.samhsa.gov/coronavirus
Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf
Adaptive physical activity videos https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=exercise+for+intellectual+disability
Role of the DSP and the Coronavirus – March 27 – 1PM ET
Underlying Medical Conditions and People at Higher Risk for COVID-19 March 27 – 2PM
Answering 20 Questions about COVID-19 Recorded Webinar
Dr. Jay Butler discusses the current state of the outbreak, what CDC is doing to respond, and how organizations and the public can help. Closed captioning is available in a separate browser window here: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=ERCB
Posted by CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response on Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Remember, you can find the latest waiver-related COVID-19 information at https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dms/dca/Pages/default.aspx. COVID-19 information for all of Kentucky Medicaid can be found at https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dms/Pages/cv.aspx.
If you have waiver-related questions or concerns, please email the 1915(c) Waiver Help Desk at 1915cWaiverHelpDesk@ky.gov.