Sen. Casey, Actor Seth Rogen Discuss Investing in Home Care for Seniors, People with Disabilities
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey (D- PA) alongside "Pineapple Express" star Seth Rogen are pushing congress to invest more in our elderly and people with disabilities.
The Hollywood celebrity alongside Rogen's wife, Lauren, and "Suits" actress Sarah Rafferty, are part of the "Hilarity for Charity" organization. They met with the Senator at the Capitol and shared their own personal experiences and hardships of caring for a family member with Alzheimer's and the stress it puts on their family. They discussed how often people in the U.S. have to quit their careers just to take care of a family member with a disability or who need extra help at home. Senator Casey said this should be a top priority at the Capitol.
"The key is we have to start a new chapter of care in America where we're providing that care from the federal government is making that investment in what should be, not yet, but what should be the best care giving in the world," said Casey.
The Senator is pushing his legislation called the "Better Care, Better Jobs Act" as a first step in addressing this issue. This legislation would expand access to home and community-based services for seniors and people with disabilities, along with support for family caregivers. However, Casey said he's still looking for strong bipartisan support on this legislation.