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Legislature delves into home health problems, state response

...officials with the state Division of Senior and Disability Services and those who needed the home health programs...Never." "Though (the Division of Senior and Disability Services) does a good job of interacting with us, they...
Feds crack down on Alaska home care programs

...programs until the state shows it can fix a series of problems that may be endangering seniors. Alaska Senior and Disability Services Director Rebecca Hilgendorf acknowledged problems at a press conference Tuesday, but said the state was already...
Care givers: Rules faulty

...extensive paperwork and documentation on what is being billed. Barbara Knapp, with the Division of Seniors and Disability Services, said the state has not kept detailed records on the patients or the assistants. But cases are more complicated...
My Turn: Gov. Murkowski and the Legislature are causing harm to many Alaskans

...has been cut from needed literacy, after-school, alcohol and substance abuse, Alzheimer's treatment and disability services. This $500,000 in immediate savings will be eclipsed in coming years by the cost to our communities, hospitals...
My Turn: The human face of fetal alcohol syndrome

...alcohol syndrome (FAS) diagnosis before age 6; not being a victim of violence; and eligibility for Developmental Disability services. Some misconceptions include: People outgrow it; behavior problems result from poor parenting; mothers drink...
New nonfiction at the library

...instead of college after high school). Written by a lawyer specializing in disability law and a director for disability services at a university, this is an invaluable resource for parents and teens alike. The first section outlines what...
Regs set to control costs of home care

...not keep detailed records on the patients or the assistants, said Barbara Knapp of the Division of Seniors and Disability Services said during a workshop session in August. That will change as caregivers must file records of each chore performed...
Commissioner says no cuts for elderly

...but is not allowed to reduce entitlement services, said Steve Ashman, director of the Division of Senior and Disability Services. "We never have enough money to do everything we'd like to do," Gilbertson said. And the cost of serving...
Advocates for disabled aim to protect Medicaid funding

...their child is deaf until age 2 1/2, Martinek said. Early testing can reduce the costs of special education and disability services down the road, she said. Eric Fry can be reached at .
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