A recognized deficiency in health care exists for those with intellectual disabilities due to the difficulty in treating patients. The challenges include patient’s with an inability to communicate and behavioral outbursts that certain facilities are not trained to handle. Kentucky, for example, is addressing the issue and has developed a state sponsored medical facility providing care for people with intellectual disabilities. It provides behavioral, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, as well as medical, dental and psychiatric care to individuals who cannot otherwise find a treatment facility willing to accommodate them.
See Dan Barry, “An Oasis of Care for People With Intellectual Disabilities,” nytimes.com (December 30, 2014).
Posted by Ryan Moore, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal