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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
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 […]