The Family Caregiving Platform Project educates and advocates around the issue of caregiving to encourage policymakers to improve support for caregivers. The effort is nonpartisan and focused on the issues, not parties.
Both political parties approve their national platforms during their respective conventions. Recently at the Republican National Convention, the following text appeared as part of the platform: “Our aging population must have access to safe and affordable care. Because most seniors desire to age at home, we will make homecare a priority in public policy and will implement programs to protect against elder abuse.”
Of course, the Democratic National Convention takes place next week. The following language is part of its platform: “Our work and family policies must also ease the burden on family caregivers, in part by creating a strong, stable workforce to help meet families’ needs. We will take steps to expand and strengthen the homecare workforce. We will increase childcare investments to make quality childcare more affordable, boost wages for childcare workers, and support the millions of people paying for, coordinating, or providing care for aging relatives or those with disabilities.”