California Senate Launches Select Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care

After a hiatus of more than two years, the California Senate has re-commissioned a new five-member select committee dedicated to California’s aging and long-term care population. California has the largest population in the U.S. of residents over the age of 65, and the population is expected to grow to nearly one in five by year 2030.

The new Aging and Long-Term Care Committee will be chaired by Senator Carol Liu (D-Glendale), who has a set of clear goals for the committee:

·         Educating California’s communities about concerns relating to the state’s aging population services;

·         Restructuring California’s long-term care systems; and

·         Implementing agendas to address California’s aging population diversity

Sen. Liu will also lead the committee’s focus on addressing:

·         Dementia;

·         Residency;

·         Elder Justice;

·         Mental Health; and

·         Transportation

For more details on the new committee, visit the California Health Report.