Mudcat Café message #807976 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #52694   Message #807976
Posted By: wilco
21-Oct-02 - 02:42 PM
Thread Name: Today's Nursing Home Gig
Subject: RE: Today's Nursing Home Gig
Sorcha: Most states in US are under federal mandate to minimize use of nursing homes, and develop more home-based and assisted living facilities. Part of the mandate is that these programs be in the home community of the client. If in USA, check with the your statewide Protection and Advocacy program. Every state has one. Most of the time, it takes a while to "learn the ropes," and become an effective advocate for him, but he has the right to the least-restrictive environment, within his own community.