Medicaid funds would more easily flow toward people wanting home- and community-based services — and away from nursing homes — under a new bill unveiled by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA).
State housing agencies can apply for $120 million in new federal funding to support housing options for disabled people transitioning out of long-term care facilities, the Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced.
I first began attending American Health Care Association shows in the 1990s. They tended to be lively events, but not for reasons that had much to do with educational sessions, networking or the goodies being distributed in the expo halls.
The federal government has sued the state of Florida, alleging that hundreds of disabled children are unnecessarily living in nursing homes in the state, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday. The nursing home sector has been involved in efforts to ensure children receive "appropriate care in the safest and least restrictive settings," said Florida Health Care Association Executive Director J. Emmett Reed.
Huge number of young, disabled nursing home residents shows poor follow-through on Olmstead: Senate reportJuly 22, 2013
Nearly a quarter of a million working-age residents remain "unfairly segregated" in nursing homes because states are not providing the community living support called for by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to a Senate report.
Government-funded housing should support people transitioning out of long-term care settings, guidance urgesJune 07, 2013
Housing providers using government funds should consider the needs of individuals transitioning out of nursing homes and other institutional settings, according to recently released guidance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Lawsuit settlement would transition disabled and elderly nursing home residents into community settingsAugust 31, 2011
A proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit could help low-income people with disabilities avoid nursing homes while saving the state money, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The Olmstead decision—that governments provide housing to vulnerable populations in the lease restrictive environments—has led to several class-action lawsuits. Here are ways to guard your residents and facilities against damaging Olmstead cases.
Justice Department court briefs filed in Florida, Illinois and New Jersey allege that the states have failed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Supreme Court's Olmstead decision, which deals with the rights of the disabled.
A 10-year-old Supreme Court ruling is being dusted off to make the case for taking the mentally ill out of nursing homes and supporting them in the community and at home.