NYAIL

November 29, 2016

Governor Cuomo signed new legislation that allows people to leave nursing facilities and other institutions and live safely in the community! This has been a top priority of NYAIL’s for several years. The new legislation creates a new class of home care worker, the Advanced Home Health Aide (AHHA). Under this program, home care workers will be able to get additional training so that they can do some advanced tasks under the supervision of a registered nurse. However, While Governor Cuomo demonstrated his support for community living for seniors and people with disabilities by signing AHHA into law, he vetoed a bill for the second year in a row that would have helped seniors and people with disabilities to age in place. The bill would have provided for a modest tax credit of up to $2,750 for seniors and people with disabilities to modify their homes to make them more accessible.