By Christine Stuart
Joe Duffy is 70. He worries what will happen to his 30-year-old daughter, Kate, who has multiple developmental disabilities, when he dies.
“This is really a public health emergency, especially in the area of housing,” Duffy said.
He said they’ve been told their loved ones will stay at home with them until they die, but “we’re not going to be around forever.”
Duffy said there’s no transition policy in place and placement is usually done by emergency, which in many cases is the death of a parent or guardian. In any other context that would be considered “cruel and unusual punishment,” he said.
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