June 11, 2012
States Will Soon Recieve Grants
Each state will receive subsidies for more programs for people with physical and mental challenges. The primary purpose of this funding is to offer more programs for community-based services. The main function of these organizations is to assist people with mental and physical challenges to be more independent."We want that these programs to serve as a high-performance model of “single window” models cross-country,” said Marilyn Tavenner, acting administrator of the Center for Medicaid and Medicare services.
Representatives of the United States Department of Health and Human services recently stated that $25 million will start to flood the states to assist the financing of centers for senior citizens. Representatives of the Department also noted that this funding will be used for people with physical/mental challenges to survive on their own in a community based environment.As part of the pilot program, eight states will receive starting funding. The primary reason for this is to format a national model for personal care assistance. Approximately 40 states will gather funding over the next three years.