Biden’s Executive Order Gives Family Caregivers Help

In April, President Biden signed two executive orders that directed federal agencies to take actions to “provide more peace of mind for families and dignity for care workers who deserve jobs with good pay and good benefits.”

Here are some the highlights; however, there are more than 50 actions listed in the orders:

  • The U.S. Department of HHS was told to find ways to help family members prepare for a loved one’s discharge from a hospital. HHS was also directed to test a new dementia care initiative that includes support for respite care.
  • HHS was asked to seek ways to use Medicaid funding to ensure there are enough home care workers to aid older Americans and people with disabilities who are enrolled in that program.
  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was directed to expand its program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers and provide more support for caregivers enrolled in that program.

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