TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Disability rights advocates are saying people most in need aren’t getting necessary care during the coronavirus pandemic.
Advocates said it’s time for Congress to pass a new coronavirus relief bill, but this one should put the focus on vulnerable Americans. They’re asking that billions of dollars for disabled Americans be included.
Some people are worried that if quality at-home care isn’t available for disabled people that they would have to go into an assisted living home.
“People ought to have a choice before you enter a facility that appear to be very dangerous,” said Mike Oxford with the group Kansas ADAPT. “Congregate settings have shown up to be hot spots where the COVID infection can really happen quickly through a large number of people.” […]