Aug 28, 2009

Aging Secretary Champions More Long-Term Care Choice

Hers isn't a household name. But she plays an important role in the lives of older Florida residents - in fact, in the lives of seniors and their families nationwide. She's Kathy Greenlee, the current Assistant Secretary for Aging at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Greenlee oversees a budget of $1.5 billion that provides funding for a multitude of organizations and programs, from meals on wheels to adult day care. In a recent interview Greenlee said she would like to see an expansion of long-term care choices, allowing more seniors to remain at home rather than have to move into a nursing facility. At the same time, she also acknowledged the difficulty of changing policy within the current complicated, Medicaid-based system. We certainly wish her luck with this important mission! To read more about Greenlee, click here.

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