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Weighing In on Long-term Care Proposals

Senior woman, long-term care
Pamela Moore

When the legislature convenes Jan. 7, AARP Kentucky will weigh in on two proposals that could affect residents of long-term care facilities and their families.

AARP supports increased funding for the state’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, which sends volunteers to nursing homes, personal care homes and family care homes. The volunteer ombudsmen report residents’ concerns on their behalf. Without the additional funding, the program would not be able to serve some areas of the state.

AARP opposes a measure that would require residents of long-term care facilities and their families to submit claims of abuse or neglect to a medical review panel and to pay fees to the panel before filing a lawsuit.

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