Take Action to Support Older Adults

The future of health care is unclear and news is flying fast and furious… but we do know that older adults are particularly vulnerable. These services, like in-home supportive services (IHSS), provide critical care that helps people like the thousands of older adults we serve across California thrive in place.
We have tracked this – when our residents have access to IHSS, about 2% of them each year leave their homes to skilled nursing facilities. When they don’t have this access? 18% leave their homes prematurely and move into nursing homes. Older adults state clearly that they want to stay in their homes. It is humane and dignified.
Not to mention – Did you know that in-home supportive services (IHSS) cost taxpayers about $10,000 a year, while a skilled nursing facility costs $60,000, according to a 2009 report from the CA Senate?
Please, call your Senators – and keep calling – and urge them to draft legislation that protects older adults.
Learn more at Justice in Aging.