In the March–April 2020 Aging Today

The March–April 2020 In Focus section of Aging Today updates readers on caregiving—family caregivers, paid caregivers and the policies around both. Donna Benton clarifies why neither type of caregiving is top of mind for policymakers (because it is generally performed by women and minorities); Robert Espinoza analyses states’ efforts to prioritize direct care workers and immigrant workers; and Josephine Kalipeni details what has happened at the federal and state levels since the RAISE Family Caregivers Act was passed, and what’s in store, policy-wise, for the future.

In an Op-Ed piece, attorney Ed Dudensing explains why the corporatization of nursing homes means favoring profits over good care; and The SCAN Foundation salutes Millennial caregivers, aka “Caregiving Heroes.”