Today, National Caregivers Day, the nation recognizes the compassionate, dedicated caregiving professionals who form the backbone of every aging services organization. LeadingAge offers its members a variety of tools to acknowledge these indispensable women and men. The National Caregivers Day Tools for LeadingAge Members page has all the ready-to-go resources. Take a look!
LeadingAge also is mobilizing the public to take action to address the severe shortage of professional caregivers. Check with your LeadingAge state partner for a state-specific action alert. If there is not a current action, you can urge your federal lawmakers to cosponsor the Better Care Better Jobs Act.
We have shared our news with the aging services media in this press release, in which LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan states: “These invaluable professional caregivers deliver the quality care and extra help that allows millions of older adults to live life to their fullest. Without them, there is no care.”
Read what employees at LeadingAge member organizations and the families they support say about the rewards and importance of professional caregivers.
Feel free to share the news story that highlights caregivers and makes the case for urgent action to bolster the workforce!
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