GRANBERG-GARRETT-MAY-SOTO-RYAN, O'BRIEN, MCKEON,
FEIGENHOLTZ, ERWIN, BROSNAHAN, YARBROUGH, GILES, SCOTT AND NOVAK.
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Family Caregiver Support Act and amends the Respite
Program Act. Directs the Department on Aging to administer a program
to provide family caregiver long-term care information and support
services for family and other unpaid caregivers of aged adults with
functional disabilities. Provides that the authorized services are
those authorized under the Respite Program Act. Requires area
agencies on aging to arrange for the delivery of the services.
Requires the Department to seek and secure funding under the National
Family Caregiver Support Program. In the Respite Program Act,
eliminates a provision that implementation of projects under the Act
are contingent on the availability of federal financial participation.
FISCAL NOTE (Department on Aging)
Based on 1990 Census figures and assuming that half of the
individuals with Alzheimer's who live at home would require
respite for their caregivers, the total cost would be
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
320 ILCS 10/1.5 from Ch. 23, par. 6201.5
320 ILCS 10/2 from Ch. 23, par. 6202
320 ILCS 10/3 from Ch. 23, par. 6203
320 ILCS 10/4 from Ch. 23, par. 6204
320 ILCS 10/5 from Ch. 23, par. 6205
320 ILCS 10/6 from Ch. 23, par. 6206
320 ILCS 10/11 from Ch. 23, par. 6211
320 ILCS 10/12 from Ch. 23, par. 6212
320 ILCS 10/7 rep.
320 ILCS 10/9 rep.
320 ILCS 10/10 rep.
Deletes everything. Creates the Family Caregiver Act, to be
administered by the Department on Aging, for the purpose of
encouraging family members to provide care for their elderly family
members. Requires the Department to contract with area agencies on
aging and other appropriate agencies to provide family caregiver
support services to the extent of available funding. Provides that
the services include counseling, training, and respite care. Also
authorizes caregiver support services for grandparents who are primary
caregivers for their grandchildren. Amends the Respite Program Act.
Deletes references to abused adults and to functionally disabled or
cognitively impaired adults (so that the Act applies to "frail or
disabled" adults). Defines a "frail or disabled adult" as a person
age 60 (instead of 55) or older and who either (i) suffers from
Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder or (ii) is unable to attend
to his or her daily needs without assistance or regular supervision.
Deletes references to the Council on Aging. Makes other changes.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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