Many adult care facilities in New York are facing financial hardship, with some being forced to close their doors. That's because over the years, the state has failed to increase the Supplemental Security Income rate, also known as SSI. SSI is provided by both the state and federal government to elderly or disabled people who have limited or no income. The rate paid by the state has not changed since 2007. That means for 10 years, facilities that provide care for low income seniors have received only $41 per day from the state. Groups like the Empire State Association of Assisted living say that rate needs to be increased by at least $20 per day to meet the needs of the facilities. We discuss with Jim Kane. He's the former president of the association, and an operating partner of Adirondack Manor HFA, which just closed one of their facilities because of this issue.
Adult care facilities closing due to lack of funding from the state
By Capital Tonight Staff | September 13, 2017 @11:14 PM