WPR News
8:57 am
Thu February 1, 2007

Elderly Care Bill Moves Ahead

Cheyenne, WY – A bill setting up new options for care of the elderly is moving to the state House. The proposal would test some alternatives to long term care facilities. This includes adult foster care, smaller scale facilities and home based services. The AARP's Tim Summers says his organization supports this bill and says it is becoming more important to have options in this state. The bill passed the Senate fairly easily, but some senators said they should study the proposals more before starting up these pilot projects.