A program that was placed in the line of fire now has another fighting chance.
The Homebound Assistance Program almost lost its funding due to proration. However, the program still has another “conditional” year with $1.1 million in funding through the education budget. The program allows nurses to come to patients’ homes and help with everyday activities.
“It allows folks to be more productive who otherwise might not be. That's good for them. That's good for society. It's good for the community. It's good for everybody,” says Senator Hank Sanders.
The “conditional” year begins October 1st and extends through the end of September 2011.