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.