‘Home’ gets a new meaning for mentally disabled

About three dozen residential care facilities for people with mental illness or intellectual disabilities have closed since 2006 as federal health care programs steer money away from them and experts conclude that, with special assistance, most residents would be better off living by themselves or with a few others. Some families of seriously ill or disabled residents worry the new arrangements will lack sufficient support, but industry experts expect the wave of closures to continue.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: April 7, 2014