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AARP Pennsylvania Pleased by House Committee Action
Date:3/19/2009

Bills to Improve Care for Seniors Move to House Floor

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP Pennsylvania expressed support for actions taken today by the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, as members of the Committee voted unanimously to move seven bills to the full House for consideration.

"The legislation approved by the Committee today will help older Pennsylvanians get better care and services whether they live at home or in a long-term care facility," said Richard Chevrefils, AARP State Director. "In addition, a number of these bills will provide better protection against some of the exploitation of our older citizens that, sadly, is taking place across Pennsylvania today."

A key piece of legislation from AARP's perspective is House Bill 245, introduced by Representative Phyllis Mundy. This bill would expand the Family Caregiver program, allowing more individuals to take advantage of assistance designed to help families keep their loved ones at home. "The Family Caregiver program is an important part of our overall long-term care system," noted Chevrefils. "We know older Pennsylvanians express a desire to remain in their home and community as long as possible, and the expansion of this program would be a significant step forward in meeting this goal."

Other bills approved today by the Committee include House Bill 56, requiring mandatory reporting of neglect by employees of long-term care facilities, House Bill 288, expanding the definition of exploitation to include those holding a power of attorney, House Bill 309, further defining chronic dementia and requiring disclosure of physician financial involvement in facilities, House Bill 312, increasing the amount of information available to consumers about long-term care facilities, House Bill 372, further defining inspection procedures in facilities, and House Bill 373, increasing penalties against caregivers when their actions result in the death of a care-dependent person.

"We look forward to quick action on all of these bills in House since they were approved by that body in the last legislative session," said Chevrefils. "AARP will then urge the Senate, which failed to act on them last year, to consider and approve them, so they can be signed into law."

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 34.5 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's 40 million members and Americans 50+; AARP Segunda Juventud, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


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