Advances in medical technology have enabled people to live longer, but with older age often comes increased vision loss, according to Kate Grathwol, president/CEO of Vision Loss Resources.
The House Aging and Long-Term Care Policy Committee approved the bill Wednesday and referred it to the House Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee. It has no Senate companion.
Of the estimated 81,000 people with blindness or vision impairments in Minnesota, 66 percent are over age 65, Pierson said. His bill would provide $350,000 in Fiscal Year 2016 and another $450,000 in Fiscal Year 2017 for grants to be administered by the Department of Human Services.
Grant recipients could use the funds to perform in-home assessments regarding a person’s ability to remain in their home and one-to-one training in adaptive life skills for independent living.
The funds would be targeted specifically to senior citizens in order to provide early intervention training and support, services that generally are not covered through insurance.
'A very successful session?' Or, 'a debacle?' The reviews are mixed in the immediate aftermath of the 2018 session.
Introduced in March 2017 by Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein (DFL-New Brighton) and Sen. Carolyn Laine (DFL-Columbia Heights), HF2470/SF2259, aims to stop the cycle of opioid misuse and addiction through education.
The conference committee tasked with hammering out the differences that divide the House and Senate on a laundry list of major issues met for the first time Tuesday afternoon.
Republican legislative majority offers mixed reactions to proposed tax system overhauls and DMV fixes.
The latest numbers are a $517 million swing from the November forecast
The state’s latest economic forecast projects a budget deficit of $188 million for the current two-year biennium, and a $586 million deficit for the 2020-21 biennium
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