Health and Disability

Health and Disability Programs at Access Living are geared toward providing services that give people with disabilities the tools to live independently in homes of their own.

Health and Disability work also includes systems change efforts geared toward:

creating consumer controlled health care options for people with disabilities;

addressing disability-related disparities and discrimination in health insurance and social safety net provider programs;

ensuring the civil right of people with disabilities to live in the community, not institutions or nursing homes;

and increased safety and accessibility in the health care community.

Access Living staff work on Health and Disability issues in these areas:

Long-Term Care Services provide resources and supports for people who want to leave a nursing home and live independently in the community

Community Organizing Work brings people with disabilities and personal attendants together to advocate for the right to home and community based services.

Policy Work addresses the need for fully accessible health care for people with disabilities to ensure that health care providers offer equipment and services that are culturally competent and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act