HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 129
(By Delegates Williams, Moye, Perdue, Perry Pino, Pethtel, Manypenny, Ferro, Stephens, Campbell, border, Smith, Rowan, Young, Faircloth, Raines, O’Neal, Sumner and Arvon)
[Originating in the Committee on Senior Citizens Issues; Reported April 4, 2013.]
Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to study the deficiencies in home caregiver assistance for senior citizens.
Whereas, Nationwide 70 % of homebound Alzheimer’s diagnosed individuals need assistance with activities of daily living; and
Whereas, Majority of homebound senior citizen’s rely on unpaid caregiver support with preference of remaining in home which is more cost effective; and
Whereas, Cost-effective senior citizen in home services decrease the need for public assistance ; and
WHEREAS, As the population of senior citizen’s expand, there will be an increasing need for long-term services; and be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to conduct a study of the deficiencies facing West Virginia’s senior citizens’ in finding more efficient methods of providing education and support for in home caregiver assistance ; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2014, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.