Resolution ‘a good first step’

A resolution co-sponsored by two Minnesota congressmen passed the U.S. House to support private caregivers to the elderly.

U.S. Reps. John Kline, a Republican, and Tim Walz, a Democrat, were among representatives to push the provision that encourages families to care for their elderly relatives, as well as the private home-care industry.

“With the senior population expected to grow to nearly 49 million in less than two years, we are grateful to Congress for taking this necessary first step to address the critical issue of caring for older adults,” said Paul Hogan, co-founder and CEO of Home Instead Senior Care, and a founder of the National Private Duty Association.

About 8,000 Americans turn 60 each day.

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