A weekly talk show about people in the Mon Valley area of Pittsburgh

A weekly public affairs show about McKeesport and the Mon Valley, produced in cooperation with WEDO (810) and WZUM (1550).

Two Rivers, 30 Minutes for August 20, 2021

08-20-2021

Topic: The looming crisis in caring for people with intellectual disabilities

Guest: Gary Blumenthal of InVision Human Services

How Topic Discussed: Persons with intellectual challenges and disabilities largely live with their families, instead of inside institutions, because of the help of direct support professionals. Who are the service providers — many of them non-profit agencies — that employ these care professionals? Why have payments to these professionals remained flat? What challenges do agencies face due to low state and federal reimbursements? Why is the current crisis in the supportive services area of health care so bad — and how did the COVID-19 pandemic make things worse?

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