Roads to Freedom
Center for Independent Living
Empowering people with all disabilities by providing: Resources, Options, And Disability related Services needed To obtain individual FREEDOM in their lives.
For Immediate Release
August 8, 2023
The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether adults with disabilities in Pennsylvania are being unnecessarily placed under guardianship and moved into nursing homes.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Pennsylvania must provide services to people with disabilities in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs, which is usually in their homes and communities.
The Department’s investigation will assess whether Pennsylvania is complying with the ADA.
If you have information about possible unnecessary guardianship and nursing home placement, please reach out to the Department of Justice via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not being afforded the opportunity to age in place is unjust & the USDOJ’s investigation will assess whether Pennsylvania is complying with the ADA.