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Hospitals, Adult Care Homes Big Losers in Budget - NASW-NC Member quoted

Friday, August 1, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Jenny Gadd is an NASW-NC member and is the recipient of the 2013 NASW-NC Myrna Miller Wellons Advocacy Award.

Hospitals, Adult Care Homes Big Losers in Budget

North Carolina Health News

Excerpt from article:

The current budget will limit special assistance eligibility to people who earn below 100 percent of the federal poverty level ($11,670 for an individual annually, or $972 per month). Anyone looking to receive special assistance after Nov. 1 who earns more than that amount will no longer qualify.

“That could be extremely problematic,” said Jenny Gadd, the group home manager for Alberta Professional Services, which runs several group homes for people with mental health issues in the Triangle and Triad. “It’s hard to tell what the eligibility really is going to look like, but that could really affect people in group homes.

“That’s even worse than losing personal care services,” Gadd said, referring to reimbursement for help provided to residents of group homes and adult care homes.

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