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Program To Help More Long Term Care Illinois Residents Return To Their Homes

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Governor Rod R. Blagojevich announced Illinois will receive an estimated $55.7 million in new federal funding over five years to help people living in nursing facilities return to their homes or a community residence.

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The "Money Follows the Person (MFP)" initiative will increase the number of patients able to make the transition back into their communities by approximately 3,500 over the course of five years. In addition to the federal award, the state has also committed $23.8 million to this expansion of home and community based services.

"Thousands of people in Illinois are in need of long term care