The document, Renewing America’s Promise,
is the result of more than 1,600 listening sessions in communities
across the country. It addresses issues ranging from education reform
to climate change. And thanks to the hard work of our staff and AAHSA’s Long-term Care Solution ambassadors,
it also includes a call for our country to make it affordable to care
for older Americans and disabled individuals. Here are two passages
from the outline that reflect this commitment to action:
Empowerment and Support of Older Americans and People with Disabilities.
Seniors and people with disabilities should have access to
quality affordable long-term care services, and those services should
be readily available at home and in the community. Americans should not
be forced to choose between getting care and living independent
and productive lives.