Long-Term Care

The Older Americans Act bill is approved by the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

MDS 3.0 Insider, January 30, 2015

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The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) voted to approve S. 192- which reauthorizes the Older Americans Act. This Act provides social and nutrition services to older adults.
 
If approved, S. 192 includes several promising attributes:
·         Direct the Administration on Aging to include, as appropriate, training for states, area agencies on aging, and service providers on elder abuse prevention and screening.
·         Encourage the efforts to modernize multipurpose senior centers and promote inter-generational models.
·         Promote the delivery of evidence-based programs.
·         Direct the HHS assistant secretary to provide information and technical assistance to states on providing person-centered transportation services, across geographical boundaries.
·         Streamline federal level administration of programs, and improve coordination between programs at the federal, state, and local levels

 

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