What about our elderly citizens?

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    I work for an agency that provides non-medical in-home services to elderly ppl who no longer can take care of themselves in their homes. Most of them are low-income. Our goal is to keep them out of nursing homes, so we bathe them, do light housekeeping, shopping, laundry and run errands. We also relieve their caregivers by staying with the elderly client so the caregiver can do things they need to do. My problem is that our state government cannot appropriately fund the contracted agency we work for so that we can provide the service, which results in a very long list of elderly ppl waiting to be served. For example, I received paperwork on a client whose service was opened but when I called the daughter she told me the client had been placed in a nursing home several months earlier. It is truly sad. These are ppl who were once teachers, laboreres, farmers, etc. What is even sadder is that a lot of these ppl have children who only see them when they receive their social security check. You know the reason why. What can I do to help these ppl. I've written Mitch McConnel who is our state's Senator but it doesn't look like he's paying my e-mail any attention!
     
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    According to Obamacare, they're shovel-ready.
     
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    Because he doesnt care about these people.

    In home care is cheaper but the people who own the HOMES for the elderly make big bucks.
     
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    This is what government's promises are worth.
     
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    Which is the way your hero Norquist wants it.

    Government shrunk to the size that they can kill it
     
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    It makes me wonder how much income and wealth were taxed away from these people so that they don't have the means to pay for their own care.
     
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    You are one of the stupidest people who has ever lived.
     
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    Why trust government to make even more promises?
     
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    You are the one who makes leaders out of people who want our government distroyed
     
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    Government is collapsing on itself.
     

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