I read with interest the Dec. 4 editorial about the state’s population rapidly getting older and was especially struck by Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell’s priority to address these issues.


In July 2012, I wrote the lieutenant governor’s office to express my concern over his restrictive opinion regarding in-home care for Alzheimers patients under hospice. The Council on Aging had previously argued for more lenient guidelines for those patients who required 24-hour care, seven days a week. Hospice is a wonderful organization, but even with all their services, they do not provide 24/7 care. The Council on Aging suggested I contact the lieutenant governor’s office with ny concerns.


The point of this letter is simply to state that I did not even receive the courtesy of a response from McConnell’s office. Would I vote for him again? What do you think? His expressions of concern ring cheap to me – not because he didn’t answer my request in the way that I would have liked, but simply did not have the courtesy to respond.


E.R. Usry


Beech Island