State Budget Cuts To Harm Older Illinoisans

State Budget Cuts To Harm Older IllinoisansIn the middle of Elder Abuse Awareness Month in Illinois, Governor Blagojevich has indicated cuts are coming to community-based services for the elderly.  According to AARP Illinois, the Governor’s decision to reduce the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget will eliminate or reduce services essential to health and safety of older Illinois residents.

The cuts to home based health care and community based services could force many elderly in Illinois to lose their independence and move into nursing homes.  Home care for elderly allows residents to remain in their own homes for longer.  Home based health care is also cost effective as the cost per resident is substantially less than nursing homes.

Read more about community based health care for Illinois residents here.

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