Caring Across Generations Responds to Gov. Whitmer’s Proposed 2024-2025 State Budget

Proposal includes key milestones for Michigan families

LANSING, Mich. — Caring Across Generations acknowledges Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s $80.7 billion budget proposal for 2025 as a positive advancement for Michigan’s care infrastructure, while emphasizing the need for these proposals to manifest as tangible support for family caregivers, older adults, disabled people, and care workers.

Jaimie K. Worker, Director of Public Policy at Caring Across Generations, praised the budget’s focus on aging, disability care, and child care workforce support, including the establishment of a Home Health Care Public Authority and Caring for MI Family Tax Credit, as well as increased funding for childcare providers and financial assistance to child care workers to help offset the cost of child care for their own children. “These proposed investments mark significant progress for Michigan’s caregivers and those they support. It’s a step in the right direction, yet it’s crucial that proposals become actions,” said Worker.

Caring Across Generations urges the Governor and state Legislature to not stop at proposals but to enact lasting changes that address the broader care crisis. “We see an opportunity for transformative action — to solidify support for home and community-based services, ensure paid family and medical leave, make child care affordable, and provide care workers with sustainable wages and benefits,” emphasized Worker.

“We support Governor Whitmer’s vision and stand ready to help turn these proposals into realities. It’s about ensuring every Michigan resident can age and live with dignity,” Worker concluded.


Caring Across Generations is a national organization of family caregivers, care workers, disabled people, and aging adults working to transform the way we care in this country so that care is accessible, affordable and equitable — and our systems of care enable everyone to live and age with dignity. To achieve our vision, we transform cultural norms and narratives about aging, disability and care; win federal and state-level policies; and build power amongst the people touched by care. For more information, visit CARINGACROSS.ORG.