FINAL MA 2014 BUDGET

posted Aug 5, 2013, 6:03 AM by Frank Baskin   [ updated Aug 5, 2013, 6:06 AM ]
It has been finalized despite vetoes by the Governor which were over ridden .Many elder related items(with the exception of elder mental health) were in....FOR MORE CLICK TITLE... better shape than had been expected. The wait lists for both standard home care and for ECOP should be eliminated.. Protective services has more funding as do the Senior Centers. The bed hold has been preserved.
 However, there was no funding for Geriatric Mental Health and that line item remains empty. Efforts will be made to educate legislators about the importance of funding these services. If hearings are held in the Fall there will be an opportunity for many to raise their voices.
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