For all the caregivers on this site:
It's time to make contact with your Representatives and Senators in Congress! Read this article to see what plans Biden has:
Biden has plans to help the caregivers out there, but it will take Congress to make this happen! Contact your Representatives and Senators. Pass this on to others you know who are caregivers! Ask friends and family to chime in, even if they are not caregivers. It may be too late for many, but you CAN help others avoid the hardships that you have endured and may help yourself/your families in the future, should any of you need care too.
I know that many of you live in various states, so the more people we can get sending pleas for help to all of our reps, the more likely something like this can be done. This is such a big problem today and it won't get better any sooner, so we need to mobilize all those who are caring for someone and others to get the word out to Congress! They are supposed to work FOR us, so get them working!!!!
Thankfully this has not impacted us so much, as I was able to preserve what mom had left to provide funds for her care. Reading so many stories from others about what they have given up is heart wrenching, so when I saw this article, I felt it would be useful to try to get others on board to work together to get this done.
To find your state reps:
^ this finds your rep by zip code.
^ this has a LINK to a contact page, which lists all Senators, and it includes mailing address, phone number and email.
So, get busy. Call, write or send emails to your reps, both House and Senate! Get everyone you know activated! Use your social media to pass the word on - this might even pull in MORE people that we don't know.
If enough people can do this, those in Congress will have a better clue as to how this impacts so many and maybe realize something needs to happen!!! A few minutes of your time is all that is needed. Make the problem known. The squeaky wheel often gets the grease!