Who: Bill J. Crouch, Cabinet Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)
What: Press Conference highlighting alternative cuts to the Governor's plan and the Aged and Disabled Waiver Program
When: Friday, March 17, 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Wood County Senior Citizens Association, 914 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV 26102-1229
As part of Gov. Jim Justice’s Save Our State (SOS) tour, DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch will head to the Wood County Senior Citizens Association, Inc. to discuss potential cuts to the Aged and Disabled (AD) Waiver Program.
Joining Secretary Crouch will be E. Mark Knabenshue, executive director of the Wood County Senior Citizens Association, Inc.; Helen Eaton, a waiver recipient from Wood County; and clients served by the AD Waiver Program.
More than 6,000 senior West Virginians receive services through the AD Waiver Program. Aged and Disabled Waiver services enable recipients to remain at home or return home from a nursing home with personal attendant services that provide direct care assistance with daily living, essential errands and community activities. All of these services allow the person to remain as independent as possible in the community near family members and friends.