Ballot Measure Would Raise Taxes for Universal In-Home Care

An advocacy group has gotten enough signatures to add a ballot measure to the November 2018 election in Maine that would increase taxes for some residents to pay for new in-home care services for seniors. The referendum effort was organized by a coalition of seniors, caregivers and public interest groups, including the Maine’s People Alliance. […]

America’s Oldest State Campaigns for Universal Home Care

A local coalition of senior and public advocacy organizations have launched a campaign to provide—and pay for—universal home care in Maine, the state with the oldest median population. Maine People’s Alliance, an organization that aims to bring individuals and organizations together through grassroots initiatives and education, launched the campaign with Caring Across Generations, an aging and […]

Hawaiians Say ‘Aloha’ to Home Care Services Funding

Hawaiian families can say “aloha” to funding to help pay for home care services for a family member, after Gov. David Ige signed the Kupuna Caregivers Program into law. Kupuna is the Hawaiian word for elderly. The new program gives eligible families up to $70 per day to help pay for in-home care services to better […]

Hawaii Bill Would Fund In-Home Care for Seniors

As the nation faces a potential caregiver crisis with millions of older Americans heading into retirement, one state is leading the charge to support family members with paid in-home care. A bill that would provide up to $70 per day to cover the costs for many in-home care services to families in Hawaii awaits the […]

Solving the Home Care Crisis at the State Level

The riddle of how to best serve the aging population has become increasingly complex, as the demand for long-term services and supports (LTSS) is expected to surge over the next few years amid significant workforce challenges, the preference among Americans to age in place and limited resources to make that possible for much of the […]