In testimony on February 19, 2021 to the KanCare Oversight Committee, Margaret Farley, KABC’s Executive Director stated: “Kansas needs funding and resource development, and innovative programs to support older and disabled adults in their homes and in their communities, we need adequate standards which are enforced.  The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the deficits of the current long-term care system. Significant reforms and higher levels of accountability and transparency are needed in long-term care, as are support for options to receive long-term care that re-balance our system away from institutional care and toward the more cost-effective model of home and community-based services, which supports where older adults want to remain in their homes in their community.”