Caring Across members testified in Washington, DC last week about the work their states are doing to provide quality, affordable long-term care as their populations age.
States are leading the way in developing plans to ensure aging residents and their caregivers receive all the care and support they need. That's why Caring Across Generations is working with Congress on a plan that will ensure states have the resources to develop innovative ways to let their residents age with dignity, independence, and choice.
It's a bold plan, and it needs your support.
Your signature on this petition will show Congress that there is a movement of people who care about making sure everyone gets the support they need as they age. Signing this petition will provide us with the momentum to line up the early Congressional supporters we need to make this push successful.
When you sign, we'll add your name to the message below:
Members of Congress,
States from Maine to Washington and from Hawaii to Ohio are experimenting with ways to ensure that aging Americans receive the quality, dignified care that they deserve.
Our country needs to find solutions quickly. Every eight seconds, another American turns 65. More than 70 percent of seniors will need care at some point in their lives — and they'll need it for an average of three years each. We simply don't have the capacity to provide that kind of care under our current system.
There is no clear-cut solution to this crisis, which is why it's important to let states lead the way. They're experimenting with community-based care, job training for care workers, and everything in between. Federal support will help them scale up their efforts and find innovative solutions that work.
Please lend your support to upcoming plans to help states care for their aging populations.