Community Based Living As A Tool For Better Health Outcomes For The I/DD Population
Community-based group home models with high staff to individual ratios provide adaptable and replicable treatment options for individuals who have an intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) along with a medical condition that requires daily nursing. The combination of specialized staffing, positive and open environments, and flexible interventions leads to both positive health outcomes and quality of life. Maintaining community-based living helps improve opportunity to meet both basic and enhanced needs and to provide high quality social determinants of care.
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