Opinion: What Biden's plan to boost home care services means for the disability community

12/5/21


“The Build Back Better plan could create 400,000 new jobs, including jobs for caretakers who are currently unpaid family members unable to work because of their care responsibilities. This investment in home and community based services ensures people with disabilities and our aging population have options when it comes to how we want to be cared for and live our lives.”


ID: Screenshot of Detroit Free Press website. Text reads, "Opinion: What Biden's plan to boost home care services means for the disability community Mandie Ryan. I spent my 26th birthday in a nursing home. This is not as uncommon as one might think. A 2016 report by the National Center for Health Statistics suggests 16.5% of nursing home residents are younger than age 65. But age shouldn’t matter. There are 61 million people with disabilities in the U.S, that’s one in four adults in the U.S. living with some type of disability, along with 54 million people aged 65 and older. A 2018 AARP survey of adults 50 years and older showed 3 out of 4 adults want to stay in their homes and communities as they age rather than in an institution."



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