Posts in category "Senate Special Committee on Aging"

US Senate Hears About Long Term Care Worries

In December of last year, the Senate Special Committee on Aging,currently chaired by Senator Bill Nelson with Senator Susan Collins serving as its ranking member, convened a hearing on the future of long term care policy. With 74 million boomers beginning to enter the long term services and supports (LTSS) ecosystem, the importance of this subject cannot be overstated. The... Read more »

Assisted Living Facilities and Quality of Life

It is not often that a resident of an assisted living facility prompts a public dialogue about the nature of residing in an ALF. On July 9, the Washington Post published a provocative article written by Martin Bayne: a 62 years old  journalist, buddhist monk and publisher. He lives in an assisted living facility (ALF) due to young-onset Parkinson’s... Read more »

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Ponders Future of Long Term Care - Part II

Last week’s post (here) on the recent hearing conducted by the  U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging struck a cord with readership. The question of how to best provide and finance long-term care services and supports (LTSS) for older Americans lies at the core of the debate on how best to cope with the approaching age... Read more »
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Campaigning for Renewal of the Older Americans Act

Originally enacted in 1965, the Older Americans Act was the first initiative by the federal government to help seniors remain independent in their homes and communities. On March 28, 14 U.S. Senators (all Democrats) called for renewal of the Older Americans Act , whose programs provide basic necessities such as home delivered meals, home-care and... Read more »

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Ponders Future of Long Term Care - Part I

On April 18, Senator Herb Kohl Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Commmittee on Aging convened a hearing to consider how best provide and finance long-term care services and supports (LTSS) for millions of Americans. In his opening remarks, Sen. Kohl recited sobering statistics: current cost for LTSS is more than $300 billion a year... Read more »

Senate Special Committee on Aging Celebrates 50 Years

I’m a sucker for a celebration and today, the US Senate will proudly commemorate the 50th anniversary of the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging. Currently chaired by Senator Herb Kohl (Wisconsin), this committee has had 14 chairmen, 12 staff directors and has held more than 2,000 national and regional hearings since its inception. History In... Read more »
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