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DHS, Disability Groups Reach Agreement to Strengthen In-Home Care (OR)

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

DHS, Disability Groups Reach Agreement to Strengthen In-Home Care

"PORTLAND, Ore. - The Oregon Department of Human Services Aging and People with Disabilities program announced Wednesday that they have reached an agreement with Disability Rights Oregon, Legal Aid Services of Oregon and the Oregon Law Center to strengthen in-home services.

As a result of the agreement, people who receive hourly in-home care may see their hours of service increase modestly or remain the same.  People who used to receive live-in care will be reviewed individually to set an appropriate number of hours for their in-home care services. Everyone getting any kind of in-home care will receive clearer explanations of how their services are determined.

Thousands of Oregonians with physical disabilities or older Oregonians wish to live independently, but need help meeting their daily care needs. APD’s in-home services make it possible for these individuals to safely stay in their homes, and APD’s long-term care residential services make it possible for many Oregonians to live in a home-like residential setting and get the care they need. Long-term care is generally not covered by traditional health insurance or Medicare..."

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