Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Study Ranks Virginia Among Worst in Serving People With Disabilities

A study released Tuesday lists Virginia as one of the 10 worst states in the country in serving people with mental and developmental disabilities in home-like settings.
The study – The Case for Inclusion – is an analysis by the United Cerebral Palsy organization on the use of Medicaid dollars in supporting the disabled in community or home-like settings.
Virginia ranked poorly because of its high number of residents who live in state institutions rather than community homes, its long waiting lists for services, and the percentage of dollars spent on institutional care rather than community services.

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