Over 90% of older adults say that they want to remain in their homes as they age, rather than going into a nursing home. A “Senate ACA-Repeal Knocks Down House, Builds Shack”
Washington, DC (May 4, 2017) – Today, the House of Representatives voted to take away healthcare from millions of Americans to give tax cuts to “Justice in Aging Calls the American Healthcare Act an All-Out Assault on Older Americans”
Imagine being out and proud all of your adult life and then moving into a long-term care facility and having to go back into the closet because you don’t feel safe coming out to staff and other residents. Imagine being dismissed and disrespected when you advocate strongly for the rights of your same-sex companion while she’s being cared for in a nursing home. Imagine feeling like you have to endure homophobic comments from a personal care worker assigned to you because you’re afraid of how he’ll treat you if you speak up.