92nd General Assembly
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DPT AGING-CAREGIVERS-RESPITE                                               

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                
          $35,114,358 annually.                                                
        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.      
   Effective immediately.                                                      
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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