Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Waiver
The Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York, Inc. ("CIDNY") is the leading organization serving and representing people with disabilities in New York City. Our goal is to ensure full integration, independence and equal opportunity for all people with disabilities by removing barriers to the social, economic, cultural and civic life of the community. CIDNY assists people with disabilities to gain skills and obtain services they need to live independently in the community. CIDNY also advocates for fair and effective policies that ensure full and equal access for people with disabilities.
The Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Waiver (NHTD) is a program that ensures that persons with disabilities can access services at home in the community instead of being forced to live in institutions. The Center for Independence of the Disabled is the NHTD Regional Resource Development Center for New York City, responsible for helping people with disabilities and seniors avoid institutionalization or come out of nursing homes into their own homes with appropriate supports and services.
Assisted Suicide of a healthy 79 year old woman http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/03/world/europe/03germany.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
Today's Times describes the suicide of Ms. Schardt in Germany. She was depressed and distressed by her body becoming increasingly weak. She was socially isolated. There was no indication in the article if there were services available to enable her to stay in her apartment, she believed she was going to have to enter a nursing home. She thought death was preferable to that fate.