U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Jon Tester (D-MT), all members of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, recently introduced the bipartisan Elizabeth Dole Home and Community Based Services for Veterans and Caregivers Act to expand community-based services for aging and homebound veterans. The Act heavily invests in caregiver support at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and expands VA Home-Based Community Services nationwide. This legislation provides greater access to resources and helps to determine which services provide optimal support for the caregiver and their family as they navigate a complex web of available assistance.
HCAOA recently hosted a call with senior staff of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee to offer input on the bill and assistance with moving the legislation forward.
More specifically, the Elizabeth Dole Home and Community Based Services for Veterans and Caregivers Act:
U.S. Representatives Jack Bergman (MI-01) and Julia Brownley (CA-26) introduced the companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.
HCAOA will continue to work with legislators and their staff in forming and implementing the legislation’s laudable goals.