People in institutions generate significant profits for the long-term care facilities that house them. These corporate interests form associations, employ lobbyists, and heavily donate to political authorities. They strongly influence non-elected bureaucrats to protect their cash flow.
This perpetuates unnecessary institutionalization in spite of numerous laws prohibiting such treatment of disabled and elderly people. See the video at institutionalized for a real-life example.
What can be done to withstand powerful financial interests and state authorities that deter enforcement of and compliance with the Olmstead ruling?
Nevada's wrongful institutionalization will be addressed here when further resources are available. Currently, only a few of us are available to address the Independent Caregiver discrimination issue. If you're one of the people currently facing long-term care in an institution, please contact us immediately. We will do everything in our power not to neglect your situation.