Posts in category "Senate Special Committee on Aging"
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 »
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 »
Originally enacted in 1965, the Older Americans Act was the first initiative by the federal government to help seniors remain independent in their homes and communities.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 »
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 »
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 »