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Report slams nursing home sex abuse probes

A television station’s investigative team asserted Monday that nursing home sexual abuse incidents in Texas are not thoroughly investigated, and that state officials may not be doing enough to protect victims.

Federal disability insurance program facing insolvency

States’ control over qualification for Social Security Disability Insurance is contributing to a rapid depletion of funds from the federal benefit program, which could become insolvent in just a few years, according to a new report.

Housing for seniors, individuals with disabilities the focus of Special Open Door Forum

New federal initiatives to help people with disabilities, including older adults, find housing options will be the subject of a Special Open Door Forum on Tuesday. The 90-minute conference call begins at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Time). It is open to all interested stakeholders and can be accessed by dialing (800) 837-1935 and using conference ID number 44280806. The forum will focus on …

Georgia and DOJ settle disability rights and mental health suit

Mental health advocates cheered Tuesday. That was when the U.S. Justice Department and the state of Georgia agreed on a settlement that allows individuals with certain mental illnesses and development disabilities to be moved from the state’s psychiatric hospitals into community settings by July 1, 2015.

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