A Community-Based Alternative To Nursing Homes And Institutions For People With Disabilities. For decades, people with disabilities, both old and young, have wanted alternatives to nursing homes and other institutions when they need long term services. Our long term care system has a heavy institutional bias. Every state that receives Medicaid MUST provide nursing home services, but community based services are optional. Sixty seven (67%) percent of Medicaid long term care dollars pay for institutional services, while the remaining thirty three (33%) must cover all the community based waivers, optional programs, etc. (more…)
People with disabilities suffer some of the worst human rights violations, but a groundbreaking U.N. treaty that entered into force last year provides a road map to improve this situation, the world body’s top rights official said Friday.UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay stressed that universal ratification and effective implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will help achieve this goal, as she addressed the Geneva‑based Human Rights Council’s annual interactive debate on the issue. (more…)
My name is Darryl Williams
I come to be in Colorado through a program called the underground railroad. This program was created to help those that was really facing a situation. (more…)
What are the warning signs of serious illness? When should I seek emergency medical care? If you become ill and experience any of the following warning signs, seek emergency medical care.
In children emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:
* Fast breathing or trouble breathing
* Bluish or gray skin color
* Not drinking enough fluids
* Severe or persistent vomiting
* Not waking up or not interacting
* Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
* Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include: (more…)
In 2005, the federal government’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) directed that changes occur in Colorado waiver service programs for people with developmental disabilities Statewide new requirements for individuals in comprehensive (24- hour) services took place January 1, 2009. These were largely unnoticed by families as most revisions affected service agencies and internal DDRC case management and accounting processes. (more…)
A warm, welcoming environment where residents are free to make choices regarding their care: That’s the new vision of the ideal nursing home, according to a guidance issued Friday by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
In the 10 years since the Olmstead decision, the need for states to provide in-home services to people with disabilities has run head-on into the struggling U.S. economy.
Colleagues, I just heard from CCDC that the location has been changed for the Press Conference and Rally for tomorrow, April 21st at 12 Noon. It will be at 1625 Marion Street in Denver (not the Capitol).
Denver Business Journal Book of Lists for 2008 – 2009 has named PASCO number 13 for Denver-Area Women-Owned Businesses (Laura Gilbert and Lee Fisher-Rosenberg) based upon revenue.