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CAG Kicks Off Movement for Quality Long-Term Care

May 7, 2013

Caring Across Generations (CAG) launched an online campaign on May 6 to urge Congress to build a quality long-term care and support system that will give elders and people with disabilities the options they need to live independently and with dignity.

“We all have moments in our lives when we need care. But too many of us don’t — or can’t — get it,” says CAG as it asks that we join together in a movement for quality care.

“Is your family ready?” inquires CAG.

“Millions of families are dealing with the complicated and expensive prospect of securing needed care for their loved ones as they age or live with disability,” says the CAG campaign site where you can sign onto the care movement.

The online action center also features a video about the need for quality caregiving, offers information on starting the conversation about future care needs with a loved one, and spotlights the day in the life of a caregiver.

As part of the campaign, CAG is hosting an afternoon of advocacy on Capitol Hill on May 7, following a panel discussion entitled, “How Women Have Transformed Long-Term Care.” Delegates will be given the chance to discuss long-term care issues with policymakers.

PHI is a member of the CAG Leadership Committee.

— by Deane Beebe

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