Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Effects of MN Budget on Elders

In an effort to balance the state budget, proposals are being made to cut funding to nursing facilities and home care services. While the two-and-a-half percent cut might appears to be small, it will, in fact, greatly impact the quality of care for seniors. Another proposal is a "phase-out of the rate equalization law" that would effectively prevent nursing homes from charging private pay residents higher rater set by Medical Assistant. This would result in the majority of seniors paying increasing more for their care ranging from an estimated $600 to $800 more a month. For more info on this, click here.

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