ABI Waiver Program
Click on one of the photos below to watch the testimonial of someone who has benefited from the ABI Waiver Program
On June 2, 2008, a landmark settlement was reached that enables individuals with brain injuries to move out of nursing facilities and into the community.
After living in a nursing home for more than a decade, Cathy Hutchinson, lead plaintiff in the Hutchinson v. Patrick Settlement, moved into a home with four other women who also benefited from the Hutchinson v. Patrick Settlement.
"I never knew how wonderful freedom is. I couldn't be happier."
To read more about individuals how have benefited from the Hutchinson Settlement, click on one of the articles below.
- Program for Brain Injured Expands Worlds, Boston Globe
- How the Acquired Brain Injury Waiver Works, Boston Globe
- Brain-injured Plaintiffs Living Fuller Lives After Class Action Lawsuit, Springfield Republican
- Starting Life Over: Lawsuit Helps Man Back Into The Community, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
- A Place of Her Own, Attleboro Sun Chronicle
- Home Free: Woman moves into Silver City house after escaping nursing home 'prison,' Taunton Daily Gazette
Moving Home: The Next Step in a Landmark Settlement
A video has been produced documenting the landmark settlement in Massachusetts that paved the way for brain injury survivors to move out of nursing homes and into the community. It follows 29-year-old survivor Raymond Gould as he moves from the confines of a nursing home to a life of greater freedom and independence.
ABI Waiver Workshop, BIA-MA Annual Conference, March 29, 2012
If you live in a nursing home or chronic or rehabilitation hospital and have a brain injury, you may want to apply for the ABI Waiver. This waiver provides an opportunity to live in the community with ongoing services and resources.
WAIVERS ARE OPEN TO ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS WITH BOTH ABI AND TBI.
The ABI Waiver with No Residential Habilitation (ABI-N) is for Medicaid-eligible persons with ABI who are patients in a nursing home or chronic or rehabilitation hospital and who want to move to their own home or apartment or to the home of someone else.
Please do not hesitate to call 866-281-5602 if you have any additional questions.
For more information about BIA-MA's Advocacy efforts, contact us at 508-475-0032 or firstname.lastname@example.org