New York Times: Biden Promised to Fix Home Care for Seniors. Much More Help May Be Needed November 1, 2021
About 800,000 people are on waiting lists to receive subsidized home care. For millions of Americans, finding reliable and affordable assistance to stay at home — instead of moving into a nursing home, where Covid-19 killed tens of thousands of people — has never seemed more urgent. Expanding home and community-based services is part of the legislative package that President Biden and Democrats have proposed.
The lack of funding “really forces older adults into institutions,” said Amber Christ, an attorney with Justice in Aging, a nonprofit group. The new congressional package, she said, means that “we have an opportunity to flip the script.”