AARP stood with the chairs of the state Legislature’s aging committees today to ensure the state budget includes critical funding to support working and middle class family caregivers in helping their loved ones age at home, rather than in costlier, taxpayer-funded nursing homes.
“Issues related to aging will touch all of us at some point in our lives – whether we are caring for an aging parent or loved one, or find ourselves facing these challenges ourselves,” said Senator Rachel May, Chair of the Aging Committee. “I am committed to doing all I can to advance policies that support the health and wellbeing of elders and all who support them. Increased funding for these crucial in home services will allow seniors to age with dignity in their homes and save taxpayer money – a true win-win.”
Originally published in AARP New York on March 05, 2019.