Hearings on the Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act of 1965: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session, Hearings Held in Washington, DC, Match 20; April 10 and 11, 1991, Volume 3
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1991
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Page 158 - ... funds to area agencies under this part. The State agency shall publish the formula for review and comment by older persons, other appropriate agencies and organizations and the general public. The formula shall reflect the proportion among the planning and service areas of persons age 60 and over in greatest economic or social need with particular attention to lowincome minority individuals.
Page 315 - Nation are entitled to. and it is the joint and several duty and responsibility of the governments of the United States and of the several States and their political subdivisions to assist our older people to secure equal opportunity to the full and free enjoyment of the following objectives : (1) An adequate income in retirement in accordance with the American standard of living.
Page 76 - Justice requires us to remember that when, 'any citizen denies his fellow, saying, "His color is not mine," or "His beliefs are strange and different," in that moment he betrays America, though his forebears created this Nation.
Page 274 - But, the inherent desirability of some home care services, such as homemaker services, means that their use is likely to increase substantially if covered by insurance. In designing long-term care programs, both private insurance and the government must take moral hazard into account.
Page 291 - Full restorative services for those who require institutional care, and a comprehensive array of community-based, long-term care services adequate to appropriately sustain older people in their communities and in their homes, including support to family members and other persons providing voluntary care to older individuals needing long-term care services.
Page 269 - The disabled elderly and their families find, often to their surprise, that neither private insurance nor Medicare covers the costs of long-term care to any significant extent. The disabled elderly must rely on their own resources or, when these have been exhausted, turn to welfare.
Page 325 - ... (B) furnish appropriate technical assistance to providers of supportive services, nutrition services, or multipurpose senior centers in the planning and service area covered by the area plan; (C) take into account in connection with matters of general policy arising in the development and administration of the area plan, the views of recipients of services under such plan; (D) serve as the advocate and focal point for the elderly within the community by monitoring, evaluating, and commenting...
Page 159 - USC 3026(aX6)), as amended by sections 127 and 133, is amended — (1) by striking "and" at the end of subparagraph (L), (2) by striking the period at the end of subparagraph (M) and inserting ". and", and (3) by adding at the end the following: "(N) if there is a significant population of older Indians in the planning and service area of the area agency, the area agency shall conduct outreach activities to identify older Indians in such area and shall inform such older Indians of the availability...
Page 271 - ... advantageous for employers to help pay for long-term care insurance. What Are The Goals Of Public long-Term Care Insurance? From the perspective of the elderly, there are two major goals of public and private long-term care insurance against which proposals such as S.2305 need to be evaluated. The first goal Is to prevent the elderly from having to use up all of their life savings simply because they ended up in a nursing home or needing extensive home care. This goal is most Important to the...