OUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 59
(By Delegates Williams, Moye Campbell, Ferro, Manypenny, Marshall, Moore, Perdue, Pethtel, Perry, Pino, Stephens, Young, Rowan, O’Neal, Armstead, Ashley, Border-Sheppard, Faircloth, Ferns, Sobonya, and Westfall)
Urging the West Virginia Governor’s Office to direct the Director of the Bureau of Senior Services to issue a report on the growing needs for in-home care and personal services for West Virginia’s aging population, and the bureau’s abilities and challenges in meeting those growing needs.
Whereas, the Bureau of Senior Services was created to promote services to enhance the health, safety, and welfare of West Virginia’s senior population and serve as the primary agency within state government to provide services to the senior population; and
Whereas, the Bureau of Senior Services is tasked with administering community and in-home care services which provide a full range of preventative, maintenance and restorative services for the frail elderly, disabled or terminally ill; and
Whereas, a report of the West Virginia University of College of Business and Economics on the West Virginia Economic Outlook for 2014 states that 16.8% of West Virginia’s population is 65 or older, and that number is growing; therefore be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the West Virginia Governor’s Office direct the Director of the Bureau of Senior Services to prepare and issue a report on the growing needs for in-home care and personal services for West Virginia’s aging population, and the bureau’s abilities and challenges in meeting those growing needs to the Joint Interim Committee on PEIA, Seniors and Long Term Care by January 1, 2015; and be it,
Further resolved: That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Governor of West Virginia, the Chair of House Committee on Finance and the Chair on Senate Committee on Finance.