Hawaii's "Going Home Plus" Project: A New Option to Support Community Living
The Going Home Plus project facilitates the transition of individuals from hospitals, nursing facilities, and intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded (ICF-MRs) into community settings. The project is a collaborative effor t between the State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services (DHS), the University of Hawai‘i Center on Disability Studies and their community partners to help elderly and younger persons with disabilities who have been living in an institution for at least six months and express a choice for community living. The project, which provides services such as transition coordination and telemedicine, strives to become a valuable resource for institutionalized patients, their families, and medical professionals.
Hawaii Medical Journal
Christie M. Nishita
Jean Johnson, Madi Silverman, Rebecca S Ozaki, Lillian Koller
Vol. 68, Issue 7