3.2 Increase the percentage of supported seniors and individuals with a disability served in home and community-based settings from 89.1% in July 2017 to 89.4% by June 2019
Why is this a priority?
The vast majority of seniors and persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities prefer to receive services at home or in community-based settings. By responding to client preferences we can meet their needs and sustain the state's ability to provide services in the future.
What are we working on?
- Working with stakeholders to design and implement a new federal program called Community First Choice that will expand choices for clients and generate significantly increased federal contributions;
- Maximizing our use of the federal Roads to Community Living program to support people moving to the community, and to support those already in the community; and
- Hosting quarterly community education events at Residential Habilitation Centers for persons with disabilities to provide information about community residential options.
How can you help?
Reported by: Department of Social and Health Services