Congress is debating the merits of President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan, senior care experts are building a case for why home-based care provisions should be included in it.
Specifically, that home-based care provision is $400 billion to fund home- and community-based services. That influx of cash would theoretically help build out a more steadfast caregiver workforce in the U.S.
“Care workers like nursing assistants, personal care aides and home health aides are the heart of aging services,” Katie Smith Sloan, the president and CEO of LeadingAge, said in a press release. “The COVID pandemic shed new light on how valuable these professionals are, but also made clear that America does not have the infrastructure for aging services that we need. This vision sets out a path toward the sustainable, reimagined workforce of professional caregivers that our nation needs to ensure better care for millions of older Americans.”
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