Cecelia Mason Published

Senior Groups Rally at West Virginia Capitol for In-Home Care


A rally took place at the West Virginia State Capitol Today to draw attention to issues with in-home care services.

A coalition of groups including the AARP, West Virginia Partnership for Elder Living and the Alzheimer’s Association sponsored the rally to highlight the freeze on a program that allows seniors and the disabled to receive care in their homes.

A news release says the Aged and Disabled Waiver program currently serves more than seven thousand West Virginians.

But currently there is a freeze and more than two thousand applicants are on a waiting list. The groups want the legislature to lift the freeze and eliminate the waiting list.