Family Support – Caregiver Strategy Bill Introduced in the Senate

On May 3, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced S. 1028, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act. The Arc supports this bipartisan legislation to implement the recommendation of the federal Commission on Long-Term Care for the development of a national strategy to support family caregivers. The bill would create an advisory body to bring together relevant federal agencies and others from the private and public sectors. The advisory body is charged with identifying specific actions that government, communities, providers, employers, and others can take to recognize and support family caregivers. S. 1028 is scheduled to be marked up by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on May 10.

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