This information is from the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, 25 April 2011.
NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES RECEIVING MEDICAID FUNDED SERVICES IN ILLINOIS:
- 3,600 adults receive Home Based Services under HCBS Waiver
- 1,300 children receive HBS through the Waiver
- 8,700 adults in CILAs
- 1,100 adults in other residential, non-CILA settings
- 6,500 in DD long-term care: ICF/DDs and nursing homes
- And 2,144 in SODCs
- AND 22,000 Illinois citizens with disabilities are waiting for services (PUNS database)
The Chicago Community Trust in issued a white paper, Quest for Equality: Breaking the Barriers for People with Disabilities, A Call to Action for Illinois’ Leaders in November 2010. Its analysis of Illinois’ expenditures for long-term care for Medicaid recipients with disabilities:
- Only 28% currently for community supports
- But 72% for institutional care.
- Expand the number of families receiving consumer-home-based support services.
- Phase out SODCs.
- Reduce reliance on nursing homes.
And, on the national front we have this year’s state Medicaid rankings. Illinois maintains its place in the bottom rank of states. Information here.