Seniors are happier and healthier in home- and community-based settings.
We should increase support for programs that allow seniors to age gracefully in place. I support the the Older Adults Waiver in the Medicaid budget, which allows seniors to receive long-term care in community settings. Other initiatives that require support include the Senior Nutrition support program, that assists home-bound seniors and provides “wraparound” services to seniors. I also strongly support Department of Aging funding for Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs), including Baltimore’s NORC. NORCs provide a range of services that allow seniors to continue to live in their homes and apartments.