Opinion: We’ll all need home care someday

June 7, 2022

The author Alison Holmes shares about the challenges her son JJ faces to receive services at home in Florida. According to Holmes, “We live in Florida. We’ve been on the waiting list for in-home health care assistance since JJ was 3 years old. He’s now 18. But even though JJ struggles to perform the most basic tasks of self-care, we only qualify for the lowest level of urgency on Florida’s iBudget (a self-direction program) waitlist. All that’s been provided so far is one ride to a doctor’s appointment — after three requested rides fell through. He’ll be ineligible for even this paltry help when he turns 21. Read the full article here