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Elevate Eldercare

Jan 12, 2022

Among the many long-simmering problems that COVID-19 revealed in long-term care, a lack of coordination among providers and leaders may be one of the trickiest to solve – but Rep. Jan Schakowsky believes it’s possible with collaboration and a groundswell of grassroots action.

Schakowsky, who represents Chicago and its suburbs, joins “Elevate Eldercare” to discuss the concrete steps that leaders can take to improve nursing homes while also expanding in-home care options – and ensuring that caregivers across all settings receive the pay increases and benefits they deserve.

Though the United States may not have a unified eldercare system now, creating an integrated network of services and supports is vital to honoring the lessons of the pandemic. We look forward to working with Rep. Schakowsky to make this goal a reality!

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Read about the remarkable life of Timuel Black, the Chicago professor, civil rights activist, and historian who Rep. Schakowsky mentioned in her interview. Professor Black died in October 2021 at the age of 102.