NOW AT RISK: Core senior services that keep senior safe and healthy in the community. Right now, legislators are considering deep cuts to senior services in the final budget deal. Programs like the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders and Alzheimer's Respite Care are on the CHOPPING BLOCK AGAIN. These programs allows
seniors to access home and community based care such as nutrition assistance,
family respite care, visiting nurse services and adult day care. As a result, seniors are able to live
independently at home and save Connecticut
millions in Medicaid costs.
Please take action. Ask your lawmaker to protect home and community based senior services in the final budget deal.
Protect Core Services that Help Seniors Age-in-Place
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to ask you to make cost-effective home care services a budget priority in the final budget. Seniors and caregiving families depend on services through the CT Home Care Program for Elders & Alzheimer's Respite Care in order to remain safe and live independently in their own home.
These programs provides critical senior services ranging from nutrition assistance and family respite care to adult day and visiting nurses. As a result, seniors are able to live independently at home, avoiding costly nursing home care, and saving the state millions in unnecessary Medicaid costs. While difficult decisions are needed, Connecticut must not make short-sighted cuts to programs that have a proven track-record of saving money and helping seniors. Seniors have already taken a hit with cuts to core services, and they shouldn't have to suffer additional cuts that jeopardize their health and safety in the community.
Please make sure the final budget deal provides maximum funding for the CT Home Care Program for Elders and Alzheimer's Respite Care to support seniors living independently at home. Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]