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Saving IRIS...one more time

About a year ago, in my role as a member of the Board of the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin, I joined with other disability advocates to encourage the Joint Finance Committee to reject Governor Walker’s budget proposal to eliminate IRIS, which stands for, “Include, Respect, I Self-Direct.” IRIS is Wisconsin’s self-directed, community- based, long-term care program for adults with disabilities & older adults with long-term care needs. 470 more words


When a Place of Care Becomes A Threat to Well-Being

As Canada’s grey tsunami continues to grow, the abuse of vulnerable elderly patients by healthcare providers is a growing concern in Canada. The act of abuse in a therapeutic relationship (e.g. 517 more words

Quality Of Care

The High Cost of Care

When we think of chronic diseases, most of us probably think of cancer. We understand that in addition to the terrible toll the disease takes on those diagnosed and their family members, their unfortunate diagnosis could also cause high medical costs and numerous doctor visits. 719 more words

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