Minnesotans With Disabilities Often Live In Group Homes Not Delivering Adequate Care.

June 8, 2022

The Minneapolis Star Tribune (6/8, Serres) reports that Minnesota’s spending on group homes, for people with disabilities “who receive a coveted form of assistance known as a Medicaid ‘waiver,’ now totals about $1.5 billion a year,” which “represents about two-thirds of total spending on waivers for people with disabilities.” Even so, “records show that Minnesota rarely conducts inspections or on-site audits to ensure that group homes are delivering the individualized care and daily activities they promise.” Because of this, “Minnesota has become one of the most segregated states in the nation for housing people with disabilities.” Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) officials “said the agency has been intensifying outreach efforts to inform people of their options under Medicaid, including new services that make it easier for a person with a disability to live independently or with families in the community.”

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