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About Salom Teshale
Salom Teshale joined NASHP’s Chronic and Vulnerable Populations team in March 2020 and works on projects related to family caregiving and palliative care. Prior to joining NASHP, Salom was a postdoctoral fellow at the Administration for Community Living in the US Department of Health and Human Services and the University of Washington School of Medicine, where she conducted research on topics related to aging and well-being in adults aging with long-term disability. She holds a PhD from Brandeis University in social/developmental psychology, and a BA in psychology from the University of Chicago.
Entries by Salom Teshale
Family caregivers help Medicaid enrollees safely stay in their own homes, prevent or delay hospital and nursing facility stays, and provide personal care services that Medicaid agencies would otherwise need to pay for. However, there are strong indications that family caregivers need additional supports, which would benefit the Medicaid enrollees in their care. Recognizing family […]
Palliative care helps individuals with serious illness better manage the symptoms and stressors of disease. These services are interdisciplinary, person- and family-centered, and can help people at any stage of a serious illness.
States are uniquely positioned to influence how Americans think about access, and experience palliative care.
The Family Caregiving Advisory Council held its fourth full council meeting on July 16, 2020, to hear expert presentations on Medicare and Medicaid and recommendations from family caregivers to improve caregiving support in the United States. The council is tasked with creating a National Family Caregiving Strategy, as required by the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage Family […]
The Family Caregiving Advisory Council held its third full council meeting on May 20 and 21, 2020, to hear presentations on key topic areas, including family leave, respite care, research and data, and an analysis of the input received from the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) request for information. The council also refined its Driver Diagram to identify […]
State Medicaid home- and community-based waivers and state plan amendments can provide critical information, counseling, and training to family caregivers. Recently, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) reviewed states’ Medicaid 1915(c) and 1115 waivers, and 1915(i) and 1915(j) state plan amendments (SPAs) that focuses on waivers and state plan amendments covering older adults […]
Updated May 7, 2020 In the past two months, 35 states* have rapidly amended their Medicaid home- and community-based services for older adults and their family caregivers to ensure access to long-term services and supports during the COVID-19 crisis. Under new federal rules, the states applied for Medicaid 1915(c) Appendix K waivers to make temporary or […]