Week of October 12

posted Jan 28, 2010, 2:12 PM by Jason Gaudette   [ updated Apr 2, 2010, 12:05 PM by Frank Baskin ]
The Gov announced that there will be further cuts in the 2010 budget.
This will include:
 
Cities and Towns( Senior Centers may be impacted).
  •  Staff at -for more click title  all State agencies(which will include Elder Affairs, DMH, and DPH).
The  details of these cuts will be clear later and there may still be further cuts.

 
As of September 8 a state-wide waiting list for home care clients has begun. 

The reduction in funding for 2010 by the State has resulted in this limitation of services for frail elders. Unless there is additional funding it is unclear if this wait list can end prior to the end of the fiscal year.

There will a priority given for those who are:
  •  abused, 
  •  being discharged from hospitals and nursing homes, 
  •  in hospice.

This wait list will be managed by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs(EOEA)

and not by the individual ASAPs. When services are available for individual clients who do not meet the above priorities EOEA will decide who shall receive services based on a priority system in place at EOEA.

ACTION STEP

You should use this information when you contact your state senator and representative about restoring monies for elder services(including home care, wages for CNA, elder mental health, PNA).

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