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Florida warehousing disabled children in nursing homes, federal lawsuit alleges

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.

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

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

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.

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