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AARP North Carolina Wants Increased Funding for Home Care Services

Home care costs

Despite state budget challenges, AARP is urging lawmakers to increase funding for services that help North Carolinians continue to live at home as they age.

Home- and community-based services typically are less expensive than nursing home care. Even so, funding has plateaued in recent years for home-delivered meals, in-home assistance and help with transportation.

Meanwhile the costs and number of people in need of such services have increased. A 2010 AARP survey shows 88 percent of Americans age 65-plus want to live in their own homes for as long as possible.

To ask state lawmakers to fully fund home- and community-based services, call 919-733-7928 and ask to be connected to your legislators.

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