Baltimore County has a large and growing population of Senior Citizens. We need to be sure that programs are promoted to assist seniors who wish to stay in their homes. Middle class families can be driven onto public assistance and State-funded Medicaid when seniors wind-up in nursing homes. It is ultimately less expensive for the State to give a little help to seniors and care-givers in their homes.
When seniors and the disabled are housed in long-term care facilities they are at the mercy of the owners and management of those facilities. Funding must be found to increase the number and quality of inspectors to ensure that quality care being is being provided to the residents.
The budget for the Maryland Department of Aging needs to be protected, so they can continue to provide services for seniors and make sure that seniors, and care-givers, know what services are available.
Agencies providing assistance to seniors need to be sure seniors are aware of programs available to them through outreach programs aimed at seniors and accessible to seniors. The state needs be aware special needs of low-income senior citizens, making sure that programs provide seniors in financial need with eye glasses, hearing aids, and dental care.
“I have known Art for eight years, he is easy to talk to, listens to the concerns of others and wants to make a difference. I believe he will make a good Delegate. I have worked for many years supporting county education and seniors. I am a past President of United Seniors of Maryland and am still active as a member of the Board. I have been active statewide promoting better understanding between the generations. Art will be a reliable voice and advocate for seniors in Annapolis. I strongly support Art Buist as a person who understands the needs of the voters and will take action where needed. ”
– Charlie Culbertson, Towson