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  1. Policies, programs and services will strengthen Affordable Senior Housing by:
    • Full funding 12-month renewals of all rental assistance contracts and advanced appropriations for payment continuity.
    • Passing legislation to stimulate investment in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.
    • Enacting housing preservation legislation to address the newest crisis of displaced seniors and lack of funding for affordable housing.
    • Providing dedicated funding for the National Housing Trust Fund.
    • Developing and implementing a comprehensive interagency policy including HUD and HHS to better coordinate housing and services programs.
    • Correct billing issues with Health Plans.
  2. Policies, programs and services will promote the strengthening of aging in place or aging at home options through the development of “Villages”, models in which neighborhood residents organize themselves to help coordinate and deliver services and supports within their immediate community.
  3. Policies, programs and services aimed at the creation of age-friendly communities will include in-home assistance, community services, a full range of supportive housing options, progressive institutional care, rehabilitative services, transportation, wellness, and other enabling services, as well as assistive devices and home modifications.
  4. Policies, programs and services will heighten the protection of elders from abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
  5. Policies and programs support the successful development of a highly qualified, knowledgeable, culturally competent, highly valued, and competitively compensated senior living/aging services and long term care workforce.
  6. Policies and programs support those individuals who qualify for Medicaid having a choice between home and community based care or nursing home care, and a choice of providers.
  7. Policies and programs will provide recognition and support for family caregivers—Family caregivers are the backbone of the long term care services system and key partners in health care. Person and family centered care calls for addressing family needs and integrating family caregivers as partners in care. Providing better and more meaningful supports (including training) for family caregivers is essential to the well-being of our long term care system, our health care system, our economy, our workplaces, and our families.