We were back at the State House this afternoon, delivering testimony in support of annual adjustment to the personal needs allowance for Medicaid-eligible nursing home residents. A personal needs allowance helps cover basic expenses such as personal hygiene supplies and phone calls. Read the AARP Testimony 6-18-13
This is not fiction: A 101-year-old Massachusetts senior with a serious heart condition has the ability to live independently in his home, with the help of his daughter, but may be forced into a nursing home because he cannot get the home care services he needs. He is currently on a waiting list — for home care.
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