In New Mexico and across the country, seniors and people with disabilities grapple with accessing affordable, high-quality care. This is a struggle that so many families experience, often feeling alone and forced to make difficult life and financial decisions that no one should have to consider.
I am proud to be an original cosponsor of the Better Care Better Jobs Act, legislation that would expand access to home and community-based services for older adults, people with disabilities, and injured workers, while increasing pay and improving benefits for the caregivers who provide this life-sustaining care.
The Better Care Better Jobs Act would enhance Medicaid funding for home care, helping many of the over 20,000 people on waiting lists in New Mexico finally receive care in the setting of their choice, allowing them to stay active in their communities, and live independently.
The legislation would provide over 4,400 more seniors and people with needed services in New Mexico. It would also invest in strengthening the caregiving workforce, improving quality of life for families, and boosting the economy by creating good-paying jobs that make it possible for families and workers alike to thrive.
My office is also here to assist New Mexicans who are experiencing problems involving a federal agency. I can help with things like Social Security benefits, Medicare, Immigration issues, Veterans benefits, and other federal programs. Please don’t hesitate to contact my office by calling (505) 346-6601 or by visiting the Helping You section on my website.
I am committed to finding solutions to address the caregiving workforce crisis and ensure our loved ones have access to the care they deserve.