- WV State Legislature/ Governor's Office
- United States of America
Advocacy efforts are greatly appreciated. The Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver Program that serves nursing home eligible people, over the age of 18.
The Waiver Program has been frozen since 12/5/11. There is a waitlist that grows daily. There are people dying weekly who are waiting for help that will never come.
We understand that close to 2000 people are on the waitlist. Some of these people will never see in-home help, many have passed away while waiting for services.
Please assist our efforts in eliminating the wait list. Provider Agencies and Advocates of In-Home Care are planning a rally on April 9th at 10:00am at the Capitol Rotunda, 2nd floor. Please STAND UP, SPEAK UP and help those that are terminally ill, elderly and disabled, who at this point may be looking at a 7 year wait. How many will be alive to receive help? Please wear white when you attend the Rally.
The Governor and the Legislature need to hear our pleas. LIFT THE FREEZE.
S.O.S. SAVE OUR SENIORS. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with regard to the advocacy efforts you can provide: if you are willing to speak as an advocate at our Rally; assist with phone calls; and/or show up with supporters. We all need to make our voices heard in this united effort.
S.O.S. SAVE OUR SENIORS.
There has been a "Freeze" on the Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver program since December 2011. Since the "freeze" our frail, disabled and elderly have been forced into nursing homes against their wishes. Many have even died waiting for services.
The following individuals are in support of West Virginia taking care of those individuals seeking services by providing funding to ensure that the freeze is lifted and the 200 individuals currently on the waiting list receive the help they need and deserve.
The Lift the Medicaid Waiver Freeze petition to WV State Legislature/ Governor's Office was written by Central WV Aging Services, Inc. and is in the category Health at GoPetition.