FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE
Lanterman is filled with dedicated professional staff who have decades of experience in caring for people with developmental disabilities. Doctors, clinicians, nurses, psychiatric technicians and many other professions are all on hand 24/7 to assist these Californians with their needs. Comparable professional services and employees aren’t available in less regulated group homes, which rely primarily on unlicensed caregivers. If Lanterman closes, its professional staff – and their expertise – are lost for good.
* Walsh, et al., "Cost Comparisons of Community and Institutional Residential Settings: Historical Review of Selected Research", Mental Retardation, Volume 41, Number 2: 103-122, April 2003 (Study Summary and 2009 Update).