Bills proposed to improve conditions for caregivers

A newly formed coalition of health care advocates and workers joined state lawmakers to unveil a package of bills aimed at improving conditions for caregivers. The legislation in Maryland would increase wages and provide greater oversight of nursing home acquisitions. According to the newly formed Caring Across Maryland, there is a staffing crisis that is causing Maryland to have the third-longest wait list for long-term care services. The coalition said it believes the package of legislation represents a critical step in addressing this and other issues.