August 30, 2018 - We're highlighting the cutting-edge programs and successful strategies used by the 2018 recipients of n4a's Aging Innovation Awards in this weekly spotlight feature. This week we're focusing on the Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA), winner in the Health-LTSS Integration category.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging highlights award-wining JABA dementia care program.
During n4a's 2018 Annual Conference and Tradeshow, the top four highest-scoring Innovations winners won cash awards thanks to the generous support of AIA sponsor WellCare Health Plans. Naming JABA the fourth place winner, n4a presented the agency with a check for $500.
Recognizing the challenges that families face in navigating care options after a new diagnosis of dementia, JABA partnered with the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services and the University of Virginia's Memory and Aging Care Clinic in 2015 to apply for a grant from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) that would allow them to develop best practices for dementia care coordination for the state of Virginia. The partnership was driven by Goal Four of the 2015-2019 Virginia Dementia State Plan: to provide access to quality coordinated care for individuals with dementia in the most integrated setting. Read More.