Monday, August 02, 2010

NC Family Care Homes Report 4 Killings : Come IN Department of Health Service Regulation (under NC DHHS)

I contacted NC Disability Rights about a year ago about the conditions in these homes. I have clients who live there.
Study: Four killings reported in rest homes
by Michael Biesecker

"....The state estimates that about a quarter of all patients in the 627 adult care homes across North Carolina have a primary diagnosis of mental illness.....

Lanier Cansler, the state's secretary for Health and Human Services, said Tuesday that if mentally ill patients weren't housed in rest homes, many would be on the street.....

The explosion of mental patients in rest homes is an unintended result of a 1999 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that mandated that people be cared for in their home communities whenever possible, rather than being institutionalized in big state hospitals. As part of a 2001 effort aimed at complying with the ruling, North Carolina downsized its state-run psychiatric hospitals and disbanded county-run mental health agencies in favor of a plan to treat patients through a network of private, for-profit companies....."


See these other Defarge notes on the family care homes:


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

NC Family Care Homes: mental health issues go unaddressed & providers are banned from premises: defacto mini-prisons


Monday, March 16, 2009

NC Depart.of Hlth Service Regulations & what they have to say about my complaints on a Family Care Home:nothing useful to those w/ mental health problems


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