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REPORT: Immigration Reform Can Benefit Home Care Consumers

April 25, 2013

A brief released by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care lists several ways immigration reform can benefit home care consumers.

“Comprehensive immigration reform is an essential step that must be taken in order to cultivate a skilled home care workforce,” the brief states.

If crafted properly, an immigration-reform law can help meet the U.S.’s skyrocketing demand for home care services by expanding the pool of available workers.

It could also reduce turnover and create career ladders for home care workers, improve training standards, and promote safety and transparency throughout the home care industry, the Consumer Voice reports.

Webinar Scheduled

A May 23 webinar will explain how federal immigration reform can have a positive impact on home care workers and consumers.

The speakers will be:

  • Robyn Grant, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Consumer Voice
  • Marybeth Williams, Public Policy Associate, Consumer Voice
  • Robin Shaffert, Policy Director, Caring Across Generations (CAG)

CAG recently released a compilation of stories from home care consumers who support immigration reform.

Registration for the webinar is available online.

— by Matthew Ozga

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