Family Support: Senate Committee Approves Life Respite Care Act Reauthorization

On October 31, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions approved the Lifespan Respite Care Program Reauthorization Act of 2019 (S.995). The Lifespan Respite Care Program, through grants to states, helps build coordinated state lifespan respite systems, helps family caregivers pay for respite or find funding sources, encourages development of new and innovative community and faith based respite opportunities, and trains respite workers and volunteers. The Arc supports this bill, which must next be approved by the full Senate.

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