In late December of 2006, lawmakers in Congress unanimously approved the “Lifespan Respite Care Act” authorizing nearly 300 million dollars in grants over the next five years to help provide aid to families hiring temporary help to relieve primary care givers. Ultimately, these funds will be administered through state agencies. In a rare demonstration of bipartisanship, both Democrats and Republicans joined to ensure passage of the Act. As well appreciated as the Act is, it has been estimated that 300 billion is most likely needed each year for American families faced with this situation. At present, our healthcare system does not sufficiently aid families in keeping loved ones at home and instead places them in the unenviable position of facing long-term care if they have any hope of receiving public funding. Many studies have concluded that home care not only is beneficial to the elderly resident, but additionally is much more efficient than the bulk of long-term care facilities in this country.