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 Bill Status of HR0506  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  SUPPORT FAMILY CAREGIVERS

House Sponsors
Rep. Suzanne M. Ness - Yolonda Morris - Janet Yang Rohr, Jenn Ladisch Douglass, Steven Reick, Matt Hanson and Debbie Meyers-Martin

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  11/9/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Synopsis As Introduced
Urges the passage of important policies to better support family caregivers, particularly by enacting policies that: (1) provide increased funding for Illinois' Community Care Program, Home Delivered Meals, the Illinois Family Caregiver Act, Illinois Area Agencies on Aging, Illinois Case Coordination Units, Long-Term and Home Care Ombudsman, and other older adult programs and resources for Illinois caregivers at the Illinois Department on Aging and other State agencies, and examine policy changes to improve the navigability of these resources, (2) improve the inclusion of family caregivers in their loved one's care and hospital discharge and planning, and provide them with the education, training, and support they need, including as their loved one moves from one place of care to another, in Hospital at Home programs, in Medicare more broadly, and in measures of provider engagement with and in support of family caregivers and family caregivers' experience of care and support, and support veterans and their caregivers, (3) increase access to options and eligibility for care at home, including but not limited to providing permanent financial protections for the spouses of individuals receiving Medicaid Home and Community Based Services, incentivizing Home and Community Based Services expansion, expanding caregiver and senior support options and resources in the State's Community Care Program, and more, (4) attract and retain direct care workers through increased pay and benefits, improved training, career pathways, and other job improvement initiatives, and (5) provide financial relief for family caregivers, such as through a family caregiver income tax credit, to help offset a portion of caregiving expenses paid by caregivers.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  11/8/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Suzanne M. Ness
  11/9/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  11/9/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jenn Ladisch Douglass
  11/9/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven Reick
  11/9/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Yolonda Morris
  11/9/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Janet Yang Rohr
  11/9/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Matt Hanson
  11/9/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin

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