A silver tsunami is quickly approaching the United States: Every eight seconds, someone turns 65. For Oregon, the silver tsunami is already here. Our senior population will increase by more than 40 percent in the next 8 years. And as a country and a state, we’re not ready for it.
That’s why I need your help.
I'm going to visit Senator Wyden and ask him to support Senate Resolution 128, which calls for the creation of a long-term care system that makes quality care affordable and accessible, to support people like my parents.
I provide full time home care for my father because without the support of in-home care, he would have to move into nursing home. I know that being a caregiver is about more than helping people get out of bed and preparing meals; it is about giving people the choice to stay in their home with their loved ones. It is hard work, and it is in honor of both my father, as well as other care workers who are struggling to support their loved ones that I'm joining with a group of other Oregon residents to deliver a petition to Senator Wyden, asking him to support a Senate resolution that calls on Congress to create a care system that makes quality long-term care affordable and accessible.
During the August congressional recess, caregivers, grandchildren, and parents are visiting Senate offices across the country to find three more senators who will support Senate Res. 128. More than one in eight Oregonians are over 65. When we visit Senator Wyden this August, we need him to commit to take action. The half million residents in Oregon over 65 deserve a long-term care system that gives us options to be able to age with dignity, with our loved ones, in our homes. Please join us in asking Senator Wyden to ensure that families in Oregon and all Americans will have access to affordable, quality long-term care.