Twelve years. Eight years. That’s how long 39-year old Ricky Broussard and 19-year old Joel Johnson waited to receive independent living services and community living assistance and support services from the state.
It’s ten years and counting for Juliana Aguilar, a 15-year old who waits to receive short-term care services like assistance with bathing, dressing and transportation to and from doctors’ visits. Although she qualifies for these state services, her parents continue to struggle by working four jobs between the two of them to cover their family’s household expenses and doctors’ bills—that’s their reality. . .