State leaders have a duty to protect senior care
Gov. Walz and the newly elected legislative leaders of our state have a choice: They can boldly prioritize elderly Minnesotans by providing adequate funding for their care, or they can maintain the status quo that is leaving seniors and their caregivers to suffer.
While there are many issues on the table for Minnesota’s newly elected leaders, there is one crisis that the State of Minnesota holds a unique power to address. Every day, Minnesota seniors and their families are waiting for the long-term care services they need because there aren’t enough caregivers.
Legislative leaders must understand that this crisis affects the most vulnerable people in Minnesota. Most seniors who require skilled nursing care are physically or cognitively limited.