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Moran Introduces Legislation Looking To Help Veterans


 U.S. Senators Jerry Moran is part of a team of legislators introducing bipartisan legislation to expand veterans’ access to assisted living services.
xpanding Veterans’ Options for Long Term Care Act would create a pilot program for eligible veterans to receive assisted living care paid for by the Department of Veterans Affairs allowing aging veterans to live more independently while saving taxpayer dollars. The pilot program would be conducted at six Veterans Integrated Services Networks nationwide, with at least two program sites located in rural or highly rural areas and two sites at State Veterans Homes. Senator Moran says with the increase of aging veterans, the VA needs to be prepared to efficiently and sustainably care for this community.

 Currently, VA is not allowed to pay for room and board fees for veterans living at assisted living facilities – preventing many veterans from utilizing this long-term care option. This pilot program will save taxpayer dollars by allowing eligible veterans to access the appropriate level of care for their needs at assisted living facilities, instead of having to seek more costly care at nursing homes.

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