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Community housing vs. ALC hospitalization costs for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health diagnosis

Project ID: 2019-021/2020 0950 064 000
Type of Response: Research project
Knowledge User: Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
ICES Scientist: Refik Saskin, Rob Balogh, Yona Lunsky, David Rudoler
Summary: Adult Ontarians with developmental disabilities have difficulty finding and maintaining appropriate community residential or living arrangements that address their significant mental health needs. Agencies that provide community housing are making some progress toward creating living environments that meet this population’s complex needs, instead of remaining in hospital as “alternate level of care.” The information on potential cost savings for this high-support community may show how cost efficiencies can be obtained through better use of scarce healthcare resources.
Status: Withdrawn