I am a senior citizen. An important bill is now before our state legislature, HB 4180, that is backed by the AARP and the National Continuing Care Residents Association. This bill grants residents of retirement homes the right to participate in its governance.
I live in a nonprofit “life care home.” Currently residents have no access to the governing board. Although I sold my home and invested the money in a unit in a nonprofit facility to live here for the rest of my life, I have no say in how this “home” is run.
Each year the monthly service fee goes up; last year the board of trustees increased my monthly fee over 5% without any consultation with the residents. And although I am charged more, the services have been reduced.
Please help the residents of life care facilities like me, and ask your state representatives to support this bill.