Increase number of Specialized Treatment Programs for Aging Adults in Riverside County.

Increase number of Specialized Treatment Programs for Aging Adults in Riverside County.

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Candace White started this petition to Mayor and

Mental health care has transformed since the late 1900’s. Mental health has become more accessible for many Americans through changes in legislation and policy. In history, new legislation aimed to change government funded nursing facilities to improve the care for individuals with mental illness (Freiman, M. P., Arons, B. S., Goldman, H. H., & Burns, B. J. 1990). Although healthcare and mental healthcare policies have made mental health services more accessible, aging adults with mental illness lack treatment facilities that are supportive to their needs. The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1987 reformed the treatment of nursing home patients but excluded appropriate housing options. (Freiman, M. P., Arons, B. S., Goldman, H. H., & Burns, B. J. 1990). Without adequate housing options for this population, this reform doesn’t provide accessible housing and services for aging patient that suffer from moderate to severe psychological illness. The community is need of adequate placements for aging adult with mental health concerns.

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