Bill to Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes Re-Introduced
LeadingAge praises Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for re-introducing their bipartisan legislation, the Community Based Independence for Seniors Act, S. 309. This legislation would establish a new Community-Based Institutional Special Needs Plan (CBI-SNP) demonstration program. This program would ...
Meals on Wheels: Taking On A Critical Role in Health Care
Meals on Wheels is trying to formalize the health and safety checks its volunteers already conduct during their daily home visits to seniors.
President Signs Older Americans Act
President Barack Obama signed into law the Older Americans Act (OAA) Reauthorization of 2015, after it passed both chambers of Congress with unanimous support. LeadingAge commends the President for signing the OAA, which was 5 years overdue for reauthorization. LeadingAge appreciates the leadership of the Senate Health, ...
USDA Proposes New Ways to Improve Nutrition of Low-Income, Homebound Seniors
U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack announced a proposed rule that would for the first time ever allow grocery purchasing and delivery services run by government and nonprofit organizations to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits as payment, allowing for home delivery to homebound seniors ...
Revised Community Based Independence for Seniors Act Introduced
A revised version of the Community Based Independence for Seniors Act was introduced by Rep. Linda Sanchez D-CA, Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), and Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR).