Public Policy

Policy and Legislation

In an ongoing effort to effectively demonstrate to Congress and other federal policymakers the benefits of service coordination, AASC has developed a one-page fact sheet that outlines the potential monthly savings of federal dollars — funds from taxes paid by most Americans — of keeping a low-income elderly person in their own apartment.

The fact sheet compares the national monthly average cost of a nursing home placement versus the national monthly average cost of maintaining a frail elderly person in their own subsidized apartment with food and nutrition benefits (i.e., Food Stamps/SNAP), community-based supports and services that aid in keeping them self-sufficient.

Download the fact sheet to use when communicating to your Congressional members, state and local policymakers about the cost savings service coordinators generate in taxpayer dollars.

 

Contact your Senator or Representative

Looking to contact your congressional representative and make your voice heard? Follow these links:

House of Representatives

United States Senate