Ask Congress to Include Aging Services Relief in Next COVID-19 Relief Bill

Congress is working on the next COVID-19 relief bill. Contact our senators and your representative to tell them to include this funding and critical resources for aging services providers:  

  • Priority access to PPE and testing, without which our residents, clients, and staff continue to be at significant and avoidable risk.
  • $100 billion for aging and disability service providers to cover additional costs for PPE, cleaning supplies, staffing, and other needs associated with coronavirus.
  • Funding that enables aging services providers to expand their capabilities by becoming extended or step-down entities.
  • A 5% Increase in Medicare reimbursement rates to cover added compensation for staff.
  • Grants to support Medicaid HCBS providers, including adult day, to strengthen care and services in the home for vulnerable older persons and persons with disabilities.
  • $2.2 billion for rent and staffing supports, service coordinators, telehealth capability, and other assistance for older adults in affordable housing.
  • Compensation for home health telehealth visits.
  • An 8% Increase to the Federal Medical Assistance Program

Help us ensure Congress includes these needed resources in the next coronavirus legislation. Contact our elected officials today.

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