Bill Intended to Keep Elderly in Own Homes Under Debate


Lawmakers have begundebate on a bill that would help boost the number of elderly people able tolive in their own home.

Senators failed toreach a vote on the measure during discussion on Tuesday but are expected to resume debate on Wednesday.

The measure woulddirect the state to spend $8.5 million of its own money on servicesintended to help the elderly. This would to qualify the state for a federalgrant of an additional $36 million which would be used to fund existingservices like adult day care or respite services.