Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Terminator , Terminates program for seniors in California

Sonora California,USA

Toepel said 40 percent of those in nursing homes have no family or friends who ever visit or advocate for them.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger slashed 100 percent of state funding for the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, at the same time as cuts were made to other programs for the elderly.

He used the line item veto to cut the ombudsman program out of the budget. That means a loss of almost $20,000 for the Mother Lode Ombudsman program, which covers Tuolumne, Calaveras, Amador and Mariposa counties.

"But you have to wonder," she added. "At some point, you just have to wonder when people will say enough is enough."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Our government is truly corrupt and contemptible. If you have ALS -
good luck getting a diagnosis. The govt. does not want to pay
disability. One reason why seniors are essentially considered
expendible in this country and the govt. doesn't mind if they die
needlessly is that each death of a senior means one less social
security and/or disability payment going out.

I'm looking for a better country!!