Take Action to Reimagine Long-Term Care in Oklahoma

Posted on 04/28/21

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The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for reform of Oklahoma’s long-term care system. We must first ensure the state budget prioritizes home and community-based services.

State representatives and senators must know how important it is to prioritize funding for home and community-based care.

In this May 1 Tulsa World opinion piece AARP Oklahoma State Director Voskuhl writes, "The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating and deadly for families and loved ones who reside in nursing homes. What we do next is up to us. The status quo is unacceptable. We must reform how, and equally importantly, where care is delivered." CLICK HERE to read the complete article.

We need your help. Please, take action today. Email your legislator HERE.

This story is provided by AARP Oklahoma. Visit the AARP Oklahoma page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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