Tuesday, December 18, 2012

North Carolina Finds Funds to Keep Homes Open

Self-Advocates and staff rallied
outside the legislative building
last month.
State officials said Tuesday that they have freed up $1 million to allow people with mental illness or developmental disabilities to stay in group homes across North Carolina through the end of January.
A change in federal rules means that, as of Jan. 1, group home patients are no longer eligible to receive Medicaid payments for personal care services, such as assistance with bathing or feeding. The loss of funding puts the homes that rely on that money at risk of closing.

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