LTC & Disablilities

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