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Health-Aide Shortage Stirs Worry as Medicaid Budget Gap Looms

By Roshan Abraham | November 27, 2019 A shortage of home health aides across New York state raised concerns at an Assembly hearing on services provided for aging New Yorkers last week. The hearing arrived as a $15 million budget increase for aging services began...

Demand for home care workers on LI is outstripping supply

By Carol Polskycarol.polsky@newsday.com  Updated July 30, 2019 9:53 AM Trina Tonorezos’ 71-year-old sister, bedridden from stage 4 cancer, recently wound up in a nursing home when she could not get approved for round-the-clock home care. She’d wanted to remain in her...

Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities Lacking Access to Advocates

Office for Aging Facing Drop in Ombudsman Volunteers Many residents of long-term care facilities in New York state lack regular access to ombudsman services due to a decline in the number of volunteers and a severe shortage of paid staff, according to an audit...

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