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Monday, March 10, 2014

Illinois Active Community Care Transitions - improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and increasing community opportunities

information shared by Going Home: A Full Life in the Community

The State of Illinois Department of Human Services website and has information on transitioning from state operated developmental centers to homes in the community. The Family Transition project is featured as well as frequently asked questions and success stories, among many other things.

Active Community Care Transitions
- a part of Governor Quinn's Illinois Rebalancing Initiative

My Life. My Choice. My Home.

As you've probably heard, Governor Quinn has announced his Rebalancing Initiative.
You are also probably already hearing all sorts of information about the center closure process.
This web site is here to help you with understanding the impact on your life and to assist in navigating through the process.

What do we mean by Rebalancing?

It means improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and increasing community opportunities by using our resources more effectively.
Smaller homes in community neighborhoods offer:
  • more opportunities to have meaningful choices and exert personal preferences regarding meals, schedules and interests;
  • more privacy and personal space to relax and unwind, display personal possessions and visit with family and friends;
  • increased involvement with neighbors and the community;
The cost of operating older, large facilities is much greater than the cost of supporting people in smaller, more modern and personalized homes. These cost savings result in funds we can reinvest into the community to:
  • support other individuals in need of community services;
  • improve health, transportation, housing and employment services for all members of the community.

I bet you have many additional questions.

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