Steve Holland – Allow care in homes

Mississippi needs to make a bigger effort to let some people who are elderly, disabled or mentally challenged receive care in their own homes or in assisted living facilities rather than in nursing homes, a key lawmaker said Wednesday.
House Public Health Chairman Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, said the care would be less expensive and some of the people would be happier.
“We’ve got to start thinking about a different approach and a redesign to funding health care,” Holland said during a committee meeting at the Capitol.
Holland also said he expects resistance from nursing home operators because of the big money involved.

AP
1/7/10