The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc.’s (CCAAA Inc.) Advisory Council has passed the following resolution on Maximus. It reads:
“Whereas, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is in the process in contracting with Maximus, a for-profit national health care provider, to provide in 2022 the assessment need for in-home services for senior citizens, which is presently being done by the 52 local Area Agencies on Aging, and
“Whereas, Maximus has the dubious reputation of delivering impersonal and inadequate services to senior citizens, and also a history of low balling on its bid in order to be awarded the contract and then later asking for more money when it cannot meet the standards of the contracted services, and
“Whereas, recent hearings before State Legislators have revealed bipartisan support for and testimony indicating that senior citizens are better served by their local agencies in assessing their needs. Local compassion and care is essential to meeting the needs of our senior citizens in Clearfield County, and
“Now, be it resolved, after discussion and due consideration, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council believes that it is the best interests of the senior citizens in Clearfield County and elsewhere in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that Pennsylvania Department of Human Services continue in 2022 using the 52 local Area Agencies to perform the assessment services for in-home needs for senior citizens and should decline to contract with Maximus for such services.
“The foregoing resolution being passed by the council at its duly held meeting on Sept. 21, 2021.”
Advisory Council President
Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging