WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Last month, the New Mexico Department of Aging and Long-Term Services announced its decision to terminate its contract with the Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging (NMAAA), which facilitates adult day care, meal services, caregiving, transportation and other services to seniors throughout New Mexico.
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico State Legislators, and others raised serious concerns that this hasty decision could have led to a massive disruption of services for 80,000 seniors and their families in New Mexico. It has been reported that the State of New Mexico will reverse its decision and will maintain its contract with NMAAA.
“I’m glad to see that the State of New Mexico decided to rescind their earlier decision to terminate their NMAAA contract after I, and other elected officials, raised concerns that it could have disrupted critical services for 80,000 seniors and their families in the State,” Rep. Lujan Grisham said. “I will continue working closely with HHS to ensure that the State is complying with federal law and New Mexico’s seniors continue to receive adult day care, meal services, caregiving, transportation, respite care, and other services.”