Family Support: Senate Approves Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act

On February 24, the Senate passed the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019 (S.995) by unanimous consent. 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 House passed its version (H.R.2035) last summer so the Senate measure now goes back to the House for final passage. The Arc supports this legislation.

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