CDCAN: BROWN ADMINISTRATION TO RECONVENE DEVELOPMENTAL CENTERS TASK FORCE TO LOOK AT WAYS TO STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN LAST UPDATED 07/07/2014 – 10:37 AM) – In what could be a significant step toward addressing what advocates and policymakers from both parties have called a major crisis in the regional center funded community-based system serving tens of thousands of children and adults with developmental disabilities, the Brown Administration announced that it … Continue reading

NSCLC: An Advocate’s Guide to New Consumer Rights in Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services

From our colleagues at NSCLC: New federal Medicaid rules, for the first time, set standards to ensure that Medicaid-funded home and community-based services (HCBS) are provided in settings that are non-institutional in nature.  These standards, which took effect in March 2014, apply to residential settings, such as houses, apartments, and residential care facilities like assisted … Continue reading

CNN Money: Federal cuts hit seniors who want to live at home

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By Jennifer Liberto  Federal budget cuts have hit agencies that help seniors avoid nursing homes and live on their own. For seniors desperate to avoid nursing homes, government-funded services such as free rides to doctors’ appointments are key to independent living. But the $80 billion in deep federal budget cuts this year has trimmed many such services, … Continue reading

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