Caring for Aging America Act Re-introduced (Senior Housing News)
June 6, 2011
A group of Senators reintroduced a bill last week that aims to address shortages of doctors, nurses and other long-term care professionals as part of an effort during Older Americans Month. The Caring for an Aging America Act, brought forward by U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) along with Senators Herb Kohl (D-WI), Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Susan Collins (R-ME), would offer doctors, nurses, social workers and other health professionals with training in geriatrics and gerontology access to loan repayment in return for agreeing to work in underserved areas.