You Choose

The 1991 Call to Action by Lucy Gwin

You Choose 5

Some states make Medicaid waiver funds available so that a small number of people with disabilities may live in their own homes, not nursing homes. The waiver funds pay for attendant services, assistance with a range of activities of daily living such as transferring from bed to wheelchair, shopping for and preparing meals, grooming, and toileting.

National average 6 cost to taxpayers of providing Medicaid Personal Care to one disabled American in her own home: $9,692*

*This figure includes both people who require 24-hour support and people who require fewer services.