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File #: 16-1545    Version: 1 Name: URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PASS THE “RECOGNIZE, ASSIST, INCLUDE, SUPPORT AND ENGAGE (RAISE) FAMILY CAREGIVERS ACT”
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 2/5/2016 In control: Veterans Committee
On agenda: 2/10/2016 Final action: 3/2/2016
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PASS THE "RECOGNIZE, ASSIST, INCLUDE, SUPPORT AND ENGAGE (RAISE) FAMILY CAREGIVERS ACT" WHEREAS, across the country, more than 40 million Americans selflessly dedicate themselves to providing unpaid care for older parents, spouses, children with disabilities, disabled veterans and other loved ones; and WHEREAS, by providing much-needed help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation, managing medications, transportation, and more, family caregivers have become the backbone of care in America; and WHEREAS, on July 16, 2015, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, (H.R.3099 - RAISE Family Caregivers Act) was introduced in Congress and would require the development of a strategy that would identify specific actions that government, communities, providers, employers, and others can take to recognize and support family caregivers; and WHEREAS, H.R. 3099...
Sponsors: LUIS ARROYO JR, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JOHN P. DALEY, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, SEAN M. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, LARRY SUFFREDIN
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PASS THE "RECOGNIZE, ASSIST, INCLUDE, SUPPORT AND ENGAGE (RAISE) FAMILY CAREGIVERS ACT"

WHEREAS, across the country, more than 40 million Americans selflessly dedicate themselves to providing unpaid care for older parents, spouses, children with disabilities, disabled veterans and other loved ones; and

WHEREAS, by providing much-needed help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation, managing medications, transportation, and more, family caregivers have become the backbone of care in America; and

WHEREAS, on July 16, 2015, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, (H.R.3099 - RAISE Family Caregivers Act) was introduced in Congress and would require the development of a strategy that would identify specific actions that government, communities, providers, employers, and others can take to recognize and support family caregivers; and

WHEREAS, H.R. 3099 - RAISE Family Caregivers Act directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop, maintain, and periodically update a National Family Caregiving Strategy; and

WHEREAS, the approval of this bill would help disabled and older Americans live at home, where they want to be by
? Promoting greater adoption of person- and family-centered care in all health and Long Term Service and Support (LTSS) settings
? Offering assessment and service planning (including care transitions and coordination) involving care recipients and family caregivers
? Providing training and other supports
? Providing information, education, referral and care coordination
? Offering respite options
? Contribution to financial security
? Promoting workplace policies and supports that allow family caregivers to remain in the workplace; and

WHEREAS, on November 16, 2015 the H.R. 3099 - RAISE Family Act was referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary E...

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