February 17, 2020

The Importance of Connecticut’s Next State Plan on Aging

Connecticut Should Reaffirm Its Leadership, Enabling Older Residents to Age At Home

The good news is that Connecticut is ahead of many states — and has been for years — in recognizing that senior citizens prefer to stay in their homes as they age, rather than being relocated to an institutional setting.

The challenging news is that the percentage of older adults in our state continues to increase.

We must exercise particular vigilance in public policy around elderly issues in the coming years, and responding sooner is better than later. The data highlights the imperative, and the anecdotal evidence emphasizes how effective and economical care-at-home can be. The combination underscores the importance of Connecticut’s next State Plan on Aging, which is now in the early stages of development and will take effect by next year.

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