Carla Wilton, COO of Immanuel Lutheran Communities, Advocates for Veterans Options for Long Term Care Act 

June 15, 2023 / Blog / Immanuel Lutheran Communities

[WASHINGTON D.C., JUNE 7, 2023] — Carla Wilton, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Immanuel Lutheran Communities, alongside Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director, Carl Black, recently took the initiative to advocate on behalf of the Veterans Options for Long Term Care Act in front of the United States Senate. With their impassioned plea, they aimed to bring attention to the urgent need for improved long-term care options for veterans across the nation. 

The Veterans Options for Long Term Care Act (SB 495), a critical piece of legislation, aims to expand and enhance the availability of long-term care services for the brave men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. The Act addresses the current gaps in long-term care support and strives to ensure that veterans receive the high-quality care they deserve. 

The impact of SB 495 extends to veterans who require long-term care services due to disabilities, aging, or other medical conditions. These veterans have devoted their lives to the service of our country, and it is imperative that we provide them with comprehensive and compassionate care in their time of need. 

During her testimony before the US Senate, Carla Wilton emphasized the importance of swiftly passing the Veterans Options for Long Term Care Act to alleviate the challenges faced by veterans in accessing appropriate long-term care services. She articulated the pressing need for increasing funding, addressing workforce shortages and staffing challenges, enforcing timely payments from the VA, and enhanced coordination among various stakeholders to deliver the highest standard of care to our veterans. 

To support this crucial cause and make a positive impact in the lives of our nation’s veterans, we encourage concerned citizens, organizations, and policymakers to take action by supporting SB 495. By advocating for the passage of this legislation, we can collectively improve the lives of those who have selflessly served our country. 

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