Governor Perdue Announces Plan To Keep Group Homes Temporarily Open | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Governor Perdue Announces Plan To Keep Group Homes Temporarily Open

Posted by on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Beverly_Perdue_official_photo.jpg
The fix is only temporary, but a just announced plan from Governor Bev Perdue could keep group homes for the low income disabled open through the end of January. A one time injection of $1 million in idle rental-assistance funds will help pay the expenses for nearly 1,400 developmentally and mentally disabled group home residents.

Problems remain, however. Recent changes to Medicaid policy have lowered the payments made to reimburse group caregivers for round-the-clock services like dressing and eating assistance. Faced with decreased payments, group home operators are worried they'll either have to evict residents or shut down altogether.

As reported by our own Bob Geary, legislators created a $39.7 million fund to assist the affected adult care homes during last year's budget negotiations. But language in the bill conspicuously excludes group homes from sharing in the money. Representative Nelson Dollar, Republican chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, has said he was not aware of the exclusion at the time.

The new plan gives lawmakers just a short window with which to come up with a permanent solution, said Perdue. Any amendments to the budget are on hold until the General Assembly reconvenes. Legislators report back to work on January 9.

Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Comments

I love how the Gun Lobby and the bribed politicians can turn the murder of innocent children into an opportunity …

by Connie Jones on North Carolina Lawmakers Consider Arming Teachers to Prevent School Shootings. Here's What Local Teachers Have to Say (News)

What kind of example are they setting? a unrealistic one for sure! Also, wasn't their attorney the one who had …

by Black Raleigh on Three Defendants Cleared in Toppling of Durham Confederate Monument (News)

Most Recent Comments

I love how the Gun Lobby and the bribed politicians can turn the murder of innocent children into an opportunity …

by Connie Jones on North Carolina Lawmakers Consider Arming Teachers to Prevent School Shootings. Here's What Local Teachers Have to Say (News)

What kind of example are they setting? a unrealistic one for sure! Also, wasn't their attorney the one who had …

by Black Raleigh on Three Defendants Cleared in Toppling of Durham Confederate Monument (News)

*crickets*
Unfortunately for Mr. Bikindou, there is no voting block behind him for our elected officials to care about happens …

by Black Raleigh on Deportation Set for Cary Church Member with Life-Threatening Medical Condition (News)

It is about the guns, and the efforts of liberalsocialists to keep them out of the hands of victims.

by Pat Orsban on Politicians and the Gun Lobby Want You to Think Parkland Is About Something Other Than Guns. Don’t Let Them. (News)

Plenty of warning signs here. All ignored. No law would have stopped this. One law allowed the body count to …

by Pat Orsban on You’re Damn Right I’m Going to Politicize This Tragedy. You Should Too. (News)

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation