As part of a sweeping appropriations bill, lawmakers provided
The advisory council is key to implementing the RAISE Family Caregivers Act, a bipartisan measure signed into law in January, to address the growing burden on families and businesses as the nation becomes increasingly older and more infirm.
These informal caregivers contribute an estimated
The RAISE Act -- which stands for recognize, assist, include, support and engage -- calls on the
In a statement, Baldwin praised the "critical funding" needed to take the next step.
The council will bring together informal caregivers and older adults as well as employers, health care providers, senior housing representatives, community leaders, nonprofits and all levels of government. The ultimate goal is to address a wide scope of social, cultural and policy solutions.
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