In One State, Giving Seniors All Their Options Is Set to Become Law

Mar 14th, 2012

Category: Blog

In One State, Giving Seniors All Their Options Is Set to Become Law

In Indiana, there is currently a bill before Governor Mitch Daniels requiring that seniors in the state be told all their options for long-term care when they’re being discharged from a hospital. The legislation comes in response to the growing number of seniors who want alternatives to nursing home care.

According to Rep. Suzanne Crouch, R-Evansville, who authored the bill, most people don’t want to go to a nursing home.

She recently told Public News Service: “When you ask elderly people, ‘If you can stay in your home, would that be the best option?’, 80 percent of them will say yes. They would love to stay in their homes. They want to stay in their homes.”(Read the full article here).

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