The Helping Restore Ability logo is a representation of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDCP) statistic that 1 in 5 individuals in the United States has some type of disability. The mission of Helping Restore Ability is to stand in the gap with these individuals across the state of Texas and provide enough care so that none lack the resources they need to live as independently as possible.
The CDCP also notes that over $400Billion per year is spent in Healthcare Expenditures. That is not hard to believe. Helping Restore Ability’s data shows that an average individual with a long-term disabling condition living in institutional care, will cost the state an average of $80,000 for care. This same individual, if given the opportunity to stay in their home with an HRA attendant, will cost the state an average of $26,000 per year for care. In-home attendant care services save the state $54,000 per year per client. Since Helping Restore Ability serves approximately 1,000 clients per year, the services we provide save the state $54Million per year.
The state of Texas alone has over 250,000 individuals with disabilities on a waiting list for services. As these individuals qualify for services the cost of health care will continue to rise. Helping Restore Ability can help to curb those rising costs by providing continued in-home care while helping the individual to retain their dignity and independence in their own home among their own community and network of friends and family.
Helping Restore Ability is a non-profit corporation, which means that the money made within the organization benefits the organization and is not distributed to shareholders. The benefit of this is that Helping Restore Ability is able to support non-reimbursable enrollment fees, higher wages for caregivers, and increased training and technological advances through the generous support of individuals, foundations, and corporations. The most pressing need of the organization is to raise $1,000 for every new client enrolled. While the direct care is funded through Medicaid, $1,000 worth of services are required to enroll each client. These services are not reimbursed by the insurance company and therefore must be supported by generous donors.
The infographic below, created by the CDCP, demonstrates the clear impact of disability on every person. Will you join Helping Restore Ability in the effort to ensure that no Texan with a disability lacks the resources needed to live a full and independent life? The movement starts with you.