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CIAD

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New York, NY  10010

 


O'Toole v. Cuomo Housing Settlement

As of June 20, 2016, 302 adult home residents have moved to their own apartments as a result of the settlement of the historic Olmstead lawsuit, O'Toole v. Cuomo. 

 

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Watch our videos about housing (including Coco's Story) & residents' rights: Go to our YouTube page or our page on The Hub


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The Coalition of Institutionalized Aged and Disabled (CIAD) is a non-profit, grassroots organization run by and for adult home and nursing home residents and resident councils. Established in 1973 to bring pride, purpose and self-determination to residents of long term care institutions, CIAD is dedicated to protecting the rights of residents and improving the quality of their life and care.

CIAD is governed by a Board of Directors, the majority of whom are residents of adult homes and nursing homes throughout the New York City area.

 

What's New

New SSI Rates for 2017
Adult home residents' monthly Supplemental Security Income benefit amount (your rent plus your personal needs allowance or PNA) will go up to $1,429 as of January 1, 2017. The PNA will increase $1 to $194. This increase reflects a federal cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of .03%. The tiny amount of the increase underlines the continued importance of the EQUAL Grant to help support residents' needs, such as a clothing allowance for residents.

New Round of EQUAL Funding
Adult homes had the opportunity to apply for a new round of EQUAL funds. The deadline for the 2016 application was June 10, 2016. The purpose of the EQUAL Program is to enhance adult home residents' life and care. Resident Councils have important powers over adult homes' EQUAL applications because they identify residents' top priorities and preferences for the use of the funds. CIAD outlines the steps that councils should take to develop residents' priorities in our brochure, EQUAL: New York State Funding Program for Adult Care Facilities.

If you are an adult home resident and wish to find out about the status of EQUAL funds at your home, ask your Resident Council President, administrator, or call CIAD at (212) 481-7572.

Adult home residents now have a choice in housing!

As of June 20, 2016, 1,824 residents have said they want to move into their own apartment in the community

CIAD's 12th Annual Adult Home Resident Speak Out

Adult home residents traveled up to Albany on March 1, 2016 to meet with their elected representatives and other state policy-makers to discuss their priorities, which includes establishing training requirements for direct care aides and strengthening the enforcement of New York State adult home regulations.  Click here to see our 2016 legislative agenda.

Adult Home Resident Toolkit - CIAD's New Resource for Resident Councils
As part of a project to train Long Term Care Ombudsmen volunteers to develop and strengthen resident councils, CIAD developed the Adult Home Resident Toolkit, a guide and collection of "how-to's" on a broad range of resident council topics and issues. It also includes a video. To download the Toolkit, click here:

Resident Food Committees are now required in adult homes as a result of adult home resident advocacy. Contact us if your resident council wants help in forming a Food Committee. To download our brochure, "How To Organize a Food Committee In Your Home, click here.