This week we’re reading about the indirect costs of limited mental health resources, gaps in measuring LTSS rebalancing, the top four lessons of the ADA, and much more.
- In the U.S., the direct and indirect costs of mental health conditions – including loss of productivity and profitability – make mental health issues perhaps the most expensive chronic health condition in the nation, suggests GOOD magazine. The solution? Efforts to increase mental health resources are a win-win for people with mental health conditions as well as “tax collectors and corporations.”
- Disability Scoop is looking at new, affordable and independently run and operated housing opportunities in Florida for people with developmental disabilities. More from Disability Scoop: exploring how the “MacGyver of assistive technology” uses everyday, inexpensive items to support individuals with disabilities.
- The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation suggests measuring LTSS rebalancing remains a gap in assessing HCBS quality, with measure work ongoing.
- Federal investigators are recommending Medicare reduce unnecessary psychiatric prescriptions for older adults with dementia, reports The New York Times.
- NAB convener Lex Frieden is featured in The Austin American Statesman with four lessons of the ADA: the importance of self-advocacy, the importance of coalitions, leadership and perseverance.