Committee On Aging and Disability Issues Final Report

JLEC Final Report (click to read)

The Joint Legislative Executive Committee on Aging and Disability Issues (Committee) was established in the 2013-15 operating budget. The Committee was charged with the responsibility to identify strategic actions to prepare for the aging of Washington’s population by:
1.Establishing a profile of Washington’s older population and population with disabilities and a projectionof those populations through 2030;
2.Establishing an inventory of services and supports from health care and long-term services and supports;
3.Identifying budget and policy options to effectively use public resources to reduce the growth rate instate expenditures compared to current policies;
4.Identifying strategies to better serve the health care needs of the aging population and people withdisabilities and promote healthy living;
5.Identifying options for financing mechanisms for long-term care services and supports to promoteadditional private responsibility to meet needs for services;
6.Identifying options to promote financial security in retirement, support people staying in the workforce,and expand the availability of workplace retirement savings plans; and
7.Identifying options to help communities adapt to the aging demographic in planning for housing, landuse, and transportation