States Facing Deficits Cut Home Care, Placing Elderly & Disabled at Greater Risk; May be Fiscally Short-Sited

Many states with severe budget shortfalls are cutting home-care services for the elderly or disabled.  These cuts are putting elderly and disabled at greater risk in the short run, and may cause increased budgetary strain for states in the long-run.  Home care programs have been shown to save states money in the long run because they keep people out of nursing homes. 

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