As Americans live longer, the need for long-term care and caregivers will continue to grow. Unfortunately, many states are ill-equipped to handle the current demand for long-term care. MSAC believes that affordable long-term care should be delivered in the least restrictive environment possible, and preferably in the community first, with strong protections for workers and consumers to prevent abuse. Year after year MSAC members, alongside allies like Mass Home Care, have rallied to ensure adequate state funding for home care and successfully eliminated waiting lists.