OMNIBUS BUDGET RECONCILIATION ACT (OBRA) OF 1987
Since 1998 CATCH has been providing support and advocacy services to persons with ID who were placed in nursing homes due to their medical needs. This population was often misunderstood and isolated due to their disability. CATCH staff has worked to educate the nursing home staff and administration about Intellectual disAbility. They support their consumers to become integrated into the social life of the nursing home community. When medically possible, consumers are given opportunities to participate in activities in the local community such as eating in restaurants, shopping at malls, taking a boat ride on the Spirit of Philadelphia and going to the movie theater.