Martin O'Malley

Martin O'Malley's policies onHealthcare

Support Americans as they age in their communities

The Older Americans Act supports home and community services including nutrition programs, in-home services, and transportation. However, the program was long underfunded and allowed to expire in 2011, leaving communities with few resources meet the needs of the rapidly growing population of older Americans. For example, access to home-delivered meals in many cities and regions around the country is now nonexistent.

As tens of millions of Americans are beginning to “age in place” in their own homes and communities, O’Malley will work to reauthorize and fully fund the Older Americans Act— ensuring access to basic supports like subsidized transportation, household management, personal care, nutrition assistance, and help with accessing medical services, benefit programs, and other fundamentals of daily life.

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