U.S. Sens. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., and John Boozman, R-Ark., have introduced the Supporting Our Seniors Act to create a National Advisory Commission on long-term care services for seniors and individuals in need of care and long-term support.
That bipartisan legislation would create the commission to assess and provide regular reporting to Congress on service delivery, financing, workforce adequacy and other issues to increase seniors’ access to affordable long-term care services, according to a news release.
The National Advisory Commission created by this legislation would include government and private-sector stakeholders, along with family caregivers, home health care workforce representatives and long-term care service recipients.
This legislation is endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Association, the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, the Health Care Chaplaincy Network, the Hospice Action Network, the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care, and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Read the release at https://bit.ly/3C91wsS.