HCBS Strategies is providing support to the Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging (M4A) in developing and evaluating the PANDA (Providing Alzheimer’s ‘n’ Dementia Assistance) Project.

The PANDA Project is a coalition led by the AAA/ADRC and includes the State, first responders and faith-based entities. It identifies individuals at risk of going into an institution and spending down to Medicaid and provides them with an integrated package of supports, including an evidenced-based caregiver support intervention (TCARE), state-of-the-art enabling technology, a tailored package of services, and help planning for and managing their LTSS.

HCBS Strategies is providing input on the development of program operations, evaluating the impact of the program, and assisting in making the business case for sustaining the program, including drawing down Medicaid administrative federal financial participation (FFP).