Obama Will Propose Modest New Spending for Respite Care

A White House task force on meeting the needs of middle-class families today proposed to spend an additional $102 million to assist caregivers of aging relatives. The initiative includes an extra $52.5 million for respite care--a program enacted by Congress in 2006 but never fully funded.  It is very important that the Obama Administration recognizes that caring for our parents is critical to many [...]