WASHINGTON– The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) President and CEO Jason Resendez issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s Executive Order on Family Caregiving:
The National Alliance for Caregiving applauds the Biden administration’s efforts to address our nation’s caregiving crisis by signing 50 executive actions aimed at strengthening our care infrastructure. The administration’s sweeping actions will better recognize and support family caregivers in healthcare settings, expand respite support for America’s 11 million dementia caregivers, and strengthen mental health supports for the caregivers of military veterans. In addition, efforts to expand access to affordable, high-quality childcare and provide support for care workers represent a bold approach to improving care across the lifespan.
With these actions, the Biden administration is taking historic steps towards implementation of our nation’s first-ever National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers and towards addressing the harsh effects– and inequities – associated with caregiving for millions of American families. These consequences include worsening health outcomes, emotional distress, and economic insecurity, especially among women of color.
The National Alliance for Caregiving urges continued action by the administration and Congress to implement the National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers and to advance policies such as paid family and medical leave that can help making caregiving more sustainable, dignified, and equitable for America’s 53 million family caregivers.
About the National Alliance for Caregiving
Established in 1996, the National Alliance for Caregiving is a membership-based organization focused on building health, wealth, and equity for America’s 53 million family caregivers through research, innovation, and advocacy. We envision a society that values, supports, and empowers family caregivers to thrive at home, work, and life. Learn more at https://www.caregiving.org.