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Government initiatives aim to decrease number of disabled people in nursing homes

Government initiatives aim to decrease number of disabled people in nursing homes

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The federal government is ramping up efforts to reduce the number of disabled people in nursing homes through interagency initiatives. While many disabled people have already been moved out of nursing homes, a sharper focus is needed because the aging of the baby boom generation will increase the number of seniors with disabilities, the Education Department said in a Federal Register article.

Older disabled individuals choosing community-based living, report states

Older disabled individuals choosing community-based living, report states

Greater numbers of older disabled Americans are choosing assisted living or continuing care retirement communities over nursing homes, but have higher rates of hospitalization, a new report says.

Judge approves Illinois plan to move mentally ill out of nursing homes, into the community

Judge approves Illinois plan to move mentally ill out of nursing homes, into the community

More than 4,300 mentally ill nursing facility residents in Illinois will now have the option to move into community care-based settings.