On April 9, 2021, President Joe Biden signed an executive order that includes more than 50 directives to nearly every cabinet-level agency to provide support for care workers and family caregivers. The executive order aims to strengthen the nation’s caregiving infrastructure, support the essential workforce of caregivers, and improve the quality of care for older adults and people with disabilities.


The executive order also calls for the creation of a national strategy to address the caregiving crisis in the United States, which will involve input from a range of stakeholders, including caregivers, advocates, employers, and government agencies. The strategy will identify policy solutions to improve the quality of care and support for caregivers, as well as increase access to care for older adults and people with disabilities.


The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical role that care workers and family caregivers play in our society. The pandemic has also exacerbated many of the challenges faced by these essential workers, including low pay, lack of benefits, and inadequate support systems. The executive order is a significant step towards addressing these challenges and building a more equitable and sustainable caregiving infrastructure in the United States.

Find the fact sheet from The White House for more information.

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