Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Watch: Couple Stays Together in Assisted Living Thanks to Medicaid

Rachel Reeves

If not for Medicaid, Chuck would not be able to see his wife Cathy every day in the assisted living community where they both live. Released during Congressional Briefing, the new video from NCAL is meant to emphasize the impact of potential cuts to Medicaid on the elderly population. 

Husband and wife Chuck and Cathy Schwarz are assisted living residents of Heritage Woods of South Elgin, a Gardant community, in Illinois. Cathy suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and lives in the community’s secure memory care unit. The Medicaid program allows the two to receive the assisted living care they need while still being able to see each other every day.

Advocates are encouraged to send the video to their members of Congress to beat the drum to protect Medicaid. Providers, residents and families can send their members of Congress a message through AHCA/NCAL’s grassroots system: http://bit.ly/saveMedicaid.

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