Mandate To Shift Care For Adults With Disabilities
In 2014, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) mandated that all County Boards of Developmental Disabilities cease adult day services by 2019. In Montgomery County alone, that directive impacts more than 630 adults with disabilities.
The directive puts a burden on some community agencies that are providing adult daycare who will now have to increase the number of people they serve.
To find out how one of those agencies is preparing for the increase, WYSO’s Jerry Kenney spoke to Dennis Grant – executive director of United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton.
WYSO reached out to several local agencies that provide adult day-services. Tom Weaver - executive director at Choices in Community Living in Dayton says many other Ohio agencies are also readying themselves to care for more adults with disabilities. Weaver says that one key factor in planning depends on what happens to the money that is now going to the county boards of developmental disabilities – the hope is that funding stays in the disability system.