Caring Across Generations
Founded in 2011, Caring Across Generations was formed as a response to families asking more and more domestic workers to care for their aging parents and relatives. Caring Across Generations maintains a vibrant online presence, and focuses on four strategies: developing innovative policies, largely at the state level; working with local partners to fuel policy campaigns; shifting cultural norms around aging and care; and elevating the stories of caregivers and older adults.
PHI was part of the original steering committee for Caring Across Generations. Over the years, PHI has worked with Caring Across Generations to host legislative summits, town halls, and teleconferences about caregiving and direct care workers. Most recently, we worked together to inform a policy report on long-term care financing models and to support a national week of action that raised awareness about the needs of caregivers and older adults
Most notably, PHI worked with Caring Across Generations—along with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the National Employment Law Project, SEIU, and a handful of other leading organizations—to successfully extend wage and overtime protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to millions of home care workers nationwide. This federal victory took years of joint advocacy—legal and policy analysis, online outreach, joint media activities, and more—which continues to this day, as states implement the FLSA rule and opponents fight to overturn it.