Adriana Parrales, 28, is the lead plaintiff for a disability lawsuit — she and four other plaintiffs are suing Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration for failing to set standards for home- and community-based services. Parrales has painful tumors on her spine and brain, is confined to her bed and is on a ventilator. Here, Adriana is seen at home with her mother, Rita Parrales, in Miami on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015.
Adriana Parrales, 28, is the lead plaintiff for a disability lawsuit — she and four other plaintiffs are suing Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration for failing to set standards for home- and community-based services. Parrales has painful tumors on her spine and brain, is confined to her bed and is on a ventilator. Here, Adriana is seen at home with her mother, Rita Parrales, in Miami on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. AL DIAZ adiaz@miamiherald.com
Adriana Parrales, 28, is the lead plaintiff for a disability lawsuit — she and four other plaintiffs are suing Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration for failing to set standards for home- and community-based services. Parrales has painful tumors on her spine and brain, is confined to her bed and is on a ventilator. Here, Adriana is seen at home with her mother, Rita Parrales, in Miami on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. AL DIAZ adiaz@miamiherald.com

Squeezed by state, frail adults fight for in-home care

November 05, 2015 6:06 PM