Transitioning caregivers for people with disabilities

Disability Scoop reports that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is issuing a collection of new resources to help state Medicaid and partner agencies design and deliver services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their aging caregivers. (Sorry, that was a mouthful.)

The documents, of which there are four, are also neat summaries of federal policies; include interesting examples of work being done by specific states; and are chock full of important statistics.

For instance, 61% – nearly 800,000 – of all adults receiving home and community-based services (HCBS) through their state intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) agency live at home with family. Additionally, an estimated one million households in the U.S. include an adult with I/DD living with and supported by an aging caregiver, and this number is growing fast.

The documents are:

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