The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened existing workforce shortages, placing an increased burden on caregivers. Caregivers take on a tremendous load as they navigate the physical, emotional, logistical, and financial challenges of caring for a loved one. This interactive panel discussion will explore innovations to support caregivers and the impact of legislation such as the RAISE Act and the recent HCBS FMAP funding increase in response to COVID-19. Panelists will discuss the RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council Initial Report to Congress, state programs, and advancing equity in access to caregiver supports.
Carol Raphael, LTQA Board Chair and Senior Advisor at Manatt Health (Moderator)
Greg Link, Director, Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL)
Bea Rector, Director of the Home and Community Services Division within the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
C. Grace Whiting, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving