Rockford’s RAMP named state leader for getting people out of long-term care facilities

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — RAMP Center for Independent Living is recognized for being the top organization in Illinois when it comes to making sure their consumers can lead independent lives.

RAMP moved the consumers out of long-term care facilities and back into their own homes in the community in fiscal year 2018.

The organization headquarterd in downtown Rockford at 202 Market Street moved 14 people out of long-term care facilities and into their own homes.

RAMP, which serves people with disabilities, specifically thanked Abbey Greenfield and Jane Hendrickson, who run its Community Reintegration Program for leading the state.

“These transitions take a lot of hard work and determination to plan, shop, and physically relocate individuals with disabilities,” said RAMP in a press release on Tuesday.

Approximately 559,200 elderly and individuals with disabilities in Illinois rely on Medicaid for their long-term care stays, according to RAMP. “For those who no longer need a long-term care facility, they may face some challenges such as lack of affordable housing, accessible housing or lack of support systems,” said RAMP.

RAMP Center for Independent Living is a non-profit organization that empowers and provides resources for people with disabilities.

Photos: Abbey Greenfield (left), Jane Hendrickson (right)

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