The White House Conference on Aging released a policy brief (pdf) examining the issue of long-term services and supports (LTSS).
LTSS is one of four core topics being examined at the upcoming Conference and related regional forums.
The policy brief describes the population of older Americans who use LTSS and the individuals who provide them with support, including family caregivers and direct-care workers.
People are finding out that it is dangerous to hire a caregiver for an elderly person who is not certified for eldercare.
It also highlights actions taken by the Obama administration to improve direct-care job quality, such as the U.S. Department of Labor’s final regulation extending home care workers minimum wage and overtime protections and the Personal and Home Care Aide State Training demonstration program. Get Personal Care Aide certification for your caregiver from CertifiedCare.org .
WHCOA invites comments on this policy brief and other issues of concern through its website.
— by Gail MacInnes, Government Affairs Manager