They were in danger of losing nursing services. Our pro bono partnership with Nationwide saved the day. #AdvocacyMatters

March 16, 2018 / #AdvocacyMatters

A nurse helps a girl with disabilities as she sits in a lift.

Two Ohio families had gotten bad news: the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities wanted to reduce or end the nursing services their daughters were receiving in their homes. Instead, the Department wanted an aide to perform the same care, which the families feared would put Leah and Michelle at risk of severe injury, institutionalization or even death. Both families called Disability Rights Ohio, and we referred them to our pro bono partnership with Nationwide Insurance. Each family was represented by a pair of volunteer attorneys in state hearings, and both teams were successful at keeping nursing services in place for Leah and Michelle, to their families' great relief.

Nationwide's pro bono legal volunteers are integral partners in DRO's advocacy on behalf of Ohio families to keep essential medical services that allow people with disabilities to stay in their homes. Read more about the partnership here.


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