Democrats Unveil Proposal for Senior Services
House Democrats unveiled a plan Friday to expand services for seniors though in-home and long-term care programs as party leaders continue their tour of the state to convince voters to elect Democrats to the General Assembly in November.
The "Take Care of Our Seniors" proposal includes expanding access to in-home care, provide resources and information for long-term care plans, increasing the all-inclusive care for the elderly program (PACE), providing more long-term care insurance for employees and owners of small businesses and ensuring nutrition in-home for seniors. Democrats did not provide a pricetag for the proposals.
"Virginia's aging population will increase nearly 77 percent in the next decade," said Del. Ward L. Armstrong (D-Henry), the House Democratic Leader. "We must make the investments today to ensure the growing numbers of seniors are able to live with the freedom and dignity they have earned."
The Democratic "Change the Assembly" Tour stopped Friday in Rocky Mount and Danville.
All 140 seats in the state legislature will be on ballots Nov. 6. The GOP is hoping to maintain its majority in both houses, and the Democrats are hoping to take over the Senate and make inroads in the House.
September 28, 2007; 3:10 PM ET
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