On Monday, January 25, the Obama Administration’s Task Force on the Middle Class announced a recommendation for increased support for family caregivers.  A proposed $102.5 million increase in funding for the Department of Health and Human Services would include $52.5 million for caregiver support programs that provide temporary respite care, counseling, training, and referrals to critical services and $50 million to programs that provide transportation help, adult day care, and in-home services, such as aides to help seniors bathe and cook, help which eases the burden for family members and helps seniors stay in their homes. 

Find more information about the initiative here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/Fact_Sheet-Middle_Class_Task_Force.pdf.

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