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Issue Brief
March 2011

The Affordable Care Act: Provisions that Will Help Caregivers

Several provisions in the Affordable Care Act will result in more help for caregivers and more information being made available for them to make good choices about the care of their loved ones. This brief outlines several programs that will be created or improved. This will help caregivers by:

  • building the long-term care workforce
  • creating a new long-term care insurance program
  • giving states incentives to expand home- and community-based services in Medicaid
  • creating programs to improve resources that help caregivers
  • creating programs that protect seniors and people with disabilities
  • creating programs that improve nursing home care