The RAISE Family Caregivers Act.

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Great news for family caregivers! The RAISE Family Caregivers Act has been signed into law. This bipartisan bill will focus on the needs and values of America’s greatest support system, family caregivers.

Women and Caregiving: Facts and Figures.

Who Are the Caregivers?

Most older persons with long-term care needs—65%—rely exclusively on family and friends to provide assistance.1 Another 30% will supplement family care with assistance from paid providers.2 Care provided by family and friends can determine whether older persons can remain at home. In fact, 50% of the elderly who have a long-term care need but no family available to care for them are in nursing homes, while only 7% who have a family caregiver are in institutional settings.  https://www.caregiver.org/pilotIntegration/indexPersistent.html?uri=%2Fwomen-and-caregiving-facts-and-figures%3Futm_content%3D65531112%26utm_medium%3Dsocial%26utm_source%3Dfacebook

Congress Passes Bill to Support Family Caregivers.

A bill that requires the federal government to develop a strategy to support the 40 million Americans who care for a loved one is on its way to the president’s desk after passing the Senate on Monday. RAISE Family Caregivers Act creates a strategy to support millions who help loved ones remain in their homes. A bill that requires the federal government to develop a strategy to support the 40 million Americans who care for a loved one is on its way to the president’s desk after passing the Senate on Monday. The measure — the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act — had passed the House late last year. It directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create an advisory council charged with making recommendations on the strategy to support family caregivers. The blueprint, which must be developed within 18 months, would address financial and workplace issues, respite care and other ways to support caregivers.https://www.aarp.org/politics-society/advocacy/info-2018/senate-family-caregivers-act.html?cmp=SNO-ICM-FB-AO-CG&socialid=1277179547&kenshooID=142220222