A new Senate bill could help states provide home-based and community-based long term care for seniors and for Americans with disabilities.
The bill, the “Empowered at Home Act of 2008,” was introduced by Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and John Kerry, D-Mass.
Grassley is the highest ranking Republican member of the Senate Committee on Finance, and Kerry also is a member of the committee.
The bill would:
- Ease eligibility limits for an existing home care and community care option that was created in 2006.