dementia

Alzheimer's patients at risk of Medicaid cuts

And of course they aren't aware they're at risk:

Changes to state Medicaid rules that will cut benefits to group home residents across the state will also affect between 3,000 and 4,000 people with Alzheimer's disease who live in adult care facilities, sources close to state proceedings told WRAL News Wednesday.

I will freely admit that many of the issues I blog about are not from experience, but from research, the vast majority of which I glean from online sources. But this is one issue I learned about firsthand, and I will likely spend the rest of my life trying to repair the parts of my heart that broke as a result.

HB 91 help caregivers of elderly w/dementia

Most of the time I write about voting issues, but today I want to let you know about a bill meant to help our vulnerable elderly and the people who care for them.

Please ask your Representative to sign on as a co sponsor of HB 91, a bill to help the caregivers of persons suffering from dementia. I've personally been the primary caregiver for my elderly Mother since the late 90's and still am today.

HB 91 Rapp, Goforth and Fisher (Primary Sponsors) - FUNDS FOR PROJECT CAREGIVER ALTERNATIVES TO RUNNING ON EMPTY (C.A.R.E.)

1 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

2 AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND

3 HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES, FOR PROJECT

4 C.A.R.E. WHICH PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEMENTIA AND

5 THEIR CAREGIVERS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE NORTH CAROLINA STUDY

6 COMMISSION ON AGING.

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