Nevada’s No Wrong Door Strategic Plan 2015-2018
Long-term services and supports (LTSS) help people with functional limitations accomplish tasks necessary for daily living. Older adults, and those living with disabilities, will often need assistance with issues such as bathing, getting dressed, fixing meals, and managing a home. Others may need behavioral health care to encourage growth and development, or to manage the challenges of everyday life. All of these services are best provided in a consumer’s own home and community, however, they are not always easy to identify or access.
Finding the right long term services and supports to fit a family’s needs can be difficult. There are a variety of different service providers, funding streams, and eligibility requirements that can make the search confusing, difficult, or frustrating. To address this reality, Nevada has been actively pursuing improvements to its LTSS system. Multiple state division mergers and streamlined access through implementation of the Money Follows the Person (MFP) approach and Balancing Incentives Program (BIP) are some of the efforts used to support improvement. 1 Most recently, the state established an Advisory Board to develop a 3-year plan to develop a comprehensive “No Wrong Door” (NWD) approach to LTSS services for all Nevadans regardless of age or payee status.
- Department of Rehabilitation Services
- Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Medicaid Agencies
- Segregated Day & Employment Services
- Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships