DCA to Speak About Direct Care Workers at D.C. Briefing

Jessica Brill Ortiz

Jessica Brill Ortiz

DCA National Advocacy Director Jessica Brill Ortiz will speak at a May 8 briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

OWL–The Voice of Midlife and Older Women is holding the briefing to observe the release of its annual Mother’s Day report, which focuses this year on long-term care, services and supports. Brill Ortiz will speak about the critical role played by direct care workers and how best to strengthen and support the workforce so workers can meet the growing demand for reliable, high-quality care and services.

The briefing will address a critical juncture at which America stands and how we can successfully navigate it: As our population ages and lives longer, we are experiencing a fast-growing need for long-term care, services and supports. With this increased need has come greater recognition that America’s system of long-term care, services and supports–including our treatment of the direct care workers who deliver 70 to 80 percent of the paid care and support–is broken. What happens at this intersection of demographics and policy over the next decade will affect countless American families and help shape the national economy.

If you are in the D.C. area, we’d love to see you at the briefing–but space is limited. Please RSVP today to info@owl-national.org.

For more details, read DCA’s press release.