Recognizing the Crucial Role of Direct Care Workers in Home Health Care: The Impact of the Direct Support Professionals Act

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Direct support professionals (DSPs) are the backbone of home care, providing essential assistance to the clients and patients served by home care, home health, and hospice providers around the country. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Direct Support Professionals Act to address the critical shortage of these workers and improve the […]

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Recognizing the Crucial Role of Direct Care Workers in Home Health Care: The Impact of the Direct Support Professionals Act

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Direct support professionals (DSPs) are the backbone of home care, providing essential assistance to the clients and patients served by home care, home health, and hospice providers around the country. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Direct Support Professionals Act to address the critical shortage of these workers and improve the […]

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Credit for Caring Introduced in Both Houses of Congress

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A bipartisan coalition of U.S. Senators and Representatives has reintroduced the Credit for Caring Act (S. 3702, H.R. 7165), a bill intended to bolster support for family caregivers nationwide. Spearheaded by Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WVA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), alongside Representatives Linda […]

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HCBS Access Act introduced in Congress

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Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to enhance and broaden Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). The bill, the HCBS Access Act (S. 762/H.R. 1493, aims to address the long-standing problem of the waiting list for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) by putting home and community care on equal […]

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Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act Considered by Senate VA Committee

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Three U.S. Senators recently introduced the Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act, aimed at improving VA support for veterans and their caregivers. The legislation is named after former Senator Elizabeth Dole, who has been a longstanding champion for veterans and their caregivers. The act expands access to community-based services for aging veterans, enhances support for noninstitutional […]

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Senators Introduce Bill to Strengthen Direct Care Workforce, Caregivers

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Nearly one in five Americans provide unpaid care to family members or loved ones. high turnover have long contributed to staffing shortages in the direct care workforce, which provides crucial support to older Americans, people with disabilities, and other Americans with chronic conditions. Direct care workers include home health and personal care aides and certified nursing assistants who provide […]

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Senators Introduce Bill to Strengthen Direct Care Workforce, Caregivers

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Nearly one in five Americans provide unpaid care to family members or loved ones. high turnover have long contributed to staffing shortages in the direct care workforce, which provides crucial support to older Americans, people with disabilities, and other Americans with chronic conditions. Direct care workers include home health and personal care aides and certified nursing assistants who provide […]

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