Assisted Living Under the Microscope: Senate Committee Considers Reforms
On January 25, the Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing to examine the state of assisted living in America. The Committee took action following a series of news reports from The New York Times and The Washington Post highlighting challenges pertaining to care quality, safety, costs, and staffing.
Katie Smith Sloan, President and CEO of LeadingAge said; “The hearing, and the national news features in the New York Times and the Washington Post that preceded it, underscore the urgent need for policymakers to address the shortcomings of our country’s current approach to financing long-term care. Older adults and families need help paying for the essential care provided in assisted living, nursing homes, and home and community-based settings.” To read Katie Smith Sloan’s full comments, please click here.
To view the full hearing, please click here.