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Research Brief: Care Can’t Wait: How Do Inadequate Home- and Community-Based Services Affect Community Living and Health Outcomes

November 23, 2021
Source: Community Living Policy Center, Brandeis University

In the U.S., over 820,000 people are on waiting lists for home- and community based services such as assistance with personal care, home modifications, or transportation. The average wait time is three years or more. This report [PDF] outlines recent research findings indicating how these unmet needs can lead to poor health, increased utilization of hospital services, and institutionalization.