Seniors and Workers for Quality Coalition
CALL TO ACTION!
On Monday, March 30th, a member of the House of Representatives asked if nursing homes were really hurting because he had not heard from any of his constituents asking him to protect Long-Term Care!
Please take 5 minutes to call and/or email your legislator immediately to remind them that nursing facilities and older adult services are crucial to our communities and that the residents and workers have suffered enough!
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Please ask your legislator to protect Long-Term Care!
• Reducing funding to Long-Term Care means cutting staffing in facilities that are already short staffed. Losing these jobs does not help the Minnesota economy.
• 40 percent of direct-care workers rely on public benefits, such as Medical Assistance or food support, reflecting the enormous subsidies required to compensate for low wages and insufficient benefits.
• Minnesota is expected to have almost 800,000 elderly by 2015 and 1,00,000 elderly by 2025 (www.demography.state.mn.us). Short term planning in Long-Term Care leaves Minnesota even less prepared for the baby boomers when they begin to require services.