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Elder Care and Politics: Let the Families Win

I received a press release from Senator Amy Klobuchar's office (D-MN) which addresses many elder care concerns. The press release wasn't a good format for a blog, however Rochester's Post-Bulletin ran an opinion piece which covers many of the elder care issues that were mentioned in the press release. I'm linking, below,to that Op-Ed piece.

I've mentioned Klobuchar often in this space for  a couple of reasons: (a) she is from a neighboring state, so her visibility is high in my area and (b) she's actually taking steps to do something about elder care issues, rather than just talk about it.

Please feel free to send me names of people in high places who are doing something about elder issues, along with an article that explains their ideas for change. I'll be happy to write a post and link to the article. The party doesn't matter. This isn't about politics, it's about elder care.

On with Senator Klobuchar's Op-Ed: "Let's help families take care of their own"

"Both Minnesota and the nation will soon experience major changes as the Baby Boom generation reaches retirement age and as ever more Americans live into their 80s and beyond. We know that seniors want to be able to live independently and stay in their own homes as long as possible. Families, especially adult children, are essential in helping to make this happen. It is already a big issue for many families and it will only get bigger. "

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