Hundreds of families descended on the Capitol Tuesday, rallying to keep their elderly or disabled loved ones at home. But the governor’s proposed cuts may send some to nursing homes. 90-year-old Ivy Walker depends on her daughter for support. She’s afraid of how she may spend her final days if she is forced to live in a nursing home.
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“I don’t want to go in a nursing home. [My daughter] takes care of me,” Walker says. “I used to work at a nursing home and I see and know what went on.” Walker’s daughter says her mother has worked since she was 13 and that means the state should treat her better. The governor is proposing more than $60 million in cuts to home health care programs.