Adult Day Training Programs Struggling To Stay Open As Adults Attending Program Dwindle During Pandemic.

October 23, 2020

Disability Scoop (10/23, Musgrave) reports day training program Fresh Approach “had between 25 and 30 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at its adult day training program in Lexington” prior to the pandemic, but “the number of adults coming to the program has dwindled to eight on most days.” Fresh Approach Director Walter Barbour said, “When your business model is predicated on Medicaid funding and people cannot attend, obviously it affects your profitability, and as with any business, in order to continue to provide services, we have to have a funding source.” The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services “has issued guidance encouraging states to issue retainer payments during the pandemic to preserve the community-based day training programs.”

Last modified on 10/23/2020

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