Within seven years, the number of Pennsylvanians aged 85 and older is expected to nearly double. Pennsylvania cannot afford to put off planning for and investing in the care of its fastest growing population.
We must improve access to long-term care for Pennsylvania's rapidly growing population of older adults.
That means investing an additional $12 a day in Medicaid reimbursement and supporting a common sense push to allow assisted living communities to become Medicaid providers to help seniors age in place and receive the most appropriate level of care without overwhelming our nursing homes while protecting taxpayer dollars.
It's time to care for those who first cared for us - today, tomorrow and in the years to come.
The cost of care continues to rise.
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