Bud Pierce on Families & Children
Partially support hospice/respite centers
Q: What would you do to improve access to respite care so that more family caregivers can take a break from their caregiving duties and continue their caregiving responsibilities?
William (Bud) Pierce: We should encourage the development of private,
lightly regulated (to lower the cost), but good quality respite centers, to assist caregivers by allowing their loved ones to be safely cared for by others, allowing them to rest.
We may be able to partially support theses centers, by allowing them to also serve as hospice respite sites. It may be possible to include the funding for these centers as part of "long term care" insurance plans
Kate Brown: I support policies that encourage the recruitment of more qualified workers and ongoing training so patients and family caregivers can feel assured they're receiving the best care.
Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2016 Oregon Gubernatorial race
, Oct 31, 2016
Alleviate the scourge of sex trafficking
Having children living on the streets to be preyed upon by sexual predators is simply unacceptable. Bud Pierce wants to ensure safe shelters are available for children living on the streets. Many sexually abused children come from highly dysfunctional
families. Therefore, he believes we must work harder to identify children at risk and intervene before abuse occurs. Strong families, with well paying jobs, and supportive neighborhoods will do much to alleviate the scourge of sex trafficking.
Source: 2016 Oregon Gubernatorial campaign website BudPierce.com
, Dec 9, 2015
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