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Caregivers of seniors and people with disabilities say they need more support, funding.

ID: A fem-presenting person in a pink shirt and blue-jeans sits in a chair and is assisting a masc-presenting person sitting in wheelchair, wearing a black shirt and black pants, in eating.

“The current state of the direct care worker is a job with low wages and no time off,” said Potts. “I would like to see a living wage and investments in benefits, including time off and training, that would allow me to have a better quality of life and have more time with my family. If these steps are taken, Michigan’s direct care workforce will be stronger and can care for the people of our state for the long term.”

The roundtable included representatives from a coalition of caregiving focused organizations including Care Can’t Wait Michigan, Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan, Area Agencies on Aging Association of Michigan, Caring Across Generations, Detroit Disability Power, Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute, Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, Mothering Justice, National Domestic Workers Alliance and The Arc Michigan.

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