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US: Prioritize Home, Community-Based Services for Older People

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A nursing home resident holds his wife's hand.  © Human Rights Watch US lawmakers should prioritize support for home and community-based services for older people as part of the negotiations on infrastructure bills under way in Congress, Human Rights Watch said today. The vast majority of older people in the United States say they prefer to live in their current home or community, rather than in a nursing home. And international human rights standards require countries to take all possible measures to enable people with disabilities to live in the community, including…

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