Top among CO-AGE's priorities are increased funding for home and community-based services and support for the network of Aging and
More than 300 members of CO-AGE, including representatives of organizations that work with older adults and seniors themselves, voted recently on what they consider the most pressing needs for programs and services for older adults.
"It's important to have buy-in from seniors and advocates on our priorities as we count on them to let their legislators know what's important to them,"
CO-AGE officials say funding for home- and community-based services is a good investment for
These 21 ADRCs located throughout
The remaining three CO-AGE priorities address service issues, with an emphasis on housing:
-- New for 2019 is expanded Medicaid coverage for more
-- There is a lack of affordable housing for persons needing help with activities of daily living, such as meals, meds, dressing and bathing. Medicaid-funded assisted living will allow Medicaid funding to pay for assisted living facilities.
-- Personal care home providers do not always comply with licensure and code enforcement. CO-AGE and the
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