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What to look for in the 2024-2025 Budget to Support Care

The Bell has long worked to ensure public funding for important services our communities need. The budget process is one...

Quality of care is an important piece of a thriving care economy.

Quality of Care

Quality care, whether it is direct care for older adults and people with disabilities, or early childhood education, is critical for communities.

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Affordability of Care in Colorado

The high cost of child care and direct care remains a barrier for many families. This brief looks at what is driving high costs and what solutions may be available.

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Caring Workforce Primer

Despite their importance, the caring workforce remains undervalued and without the tools to meet the growing need for care. This analysis provides the foundation for understanding the larger caring workforce, opportunities and challenges they face, and potential avenues for future research and analysis.

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Caregiving & COVID-19

In a new brief, we examine several of the more prominent, observable, and immediate challenges faced by Colorado caregivers as a result of COVID- 19.

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2020 Caregiving Recommendations

A three-pronged approach is needed to address current holes in the network of supports available to Colorado’s unpaid caregivers.

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Caregiving in Colorado: 2020 & Beyond

Proactive and intentional public policy that recognizes the value and worth of caregiving for older adults will be necessary to create a stronger, healthier, and more secure future for families throughout the state.

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Q&A with Meghan Kluth on Caregiving During COVID-19

The increased care responsibilities many of us have as a result of COVID-19 aren't new for thousands of Coloradans. Meghan Kluth from Easterseals Colorado to learn what the current crisis means for unpaid caregivers and lessons for future work.

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Direct Care Workers In the Time of COVID-19

The current COVID-19 outbreak is spotlighting both the value of our direct care workforce and long-standing failings in how we support these workers.

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Colorado’s Unpaid Caregivers

Providing unpaid care for older adults is often hidden work, overlooked by our state, our businesses, and even unpaid caregivers themselves.