Give seniors and persons with disabilities a choice…and a voice
Senior and disability rights groups across Michigan support Proposal 4, which would give all Michiganders – including seniors and persons with disabilities – the choice to direct their own care in their own homes, instead of forcing them into expensive nursing homes or institutions.
Proposal 4 establishes the Michigan Quality Home Care Council, which would:
- Oversee a registry that links home care recipients with pre-screened home care providers in their area.
- Require home care providers on the registry to undergo criminal background checks to ensure safety for home care recipients.
- Give home care providers access to critical job training, so they can better care for seniors and persons with disabilities.
- Save taxpayer dollars in avoided nursing home costs, since home care is significantly less expensive to taxpayers than nursing homes, according to numerous non-partisan studies.
Proposal 4 is supported by senior and disability rights advocates across Michigan because it will give our loved ones better access to safe, quality home care.