RAISE Family Caregivers Act

The Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act (S. 1028/H.R. 3759) has been signed into law. We have high hopes for the Family Caregiving Advisory Council and their resulting National Family Caregiving Strategy.

Here are the highlights:

  • This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop, maintain, and periodically update a National Family Caregiving Strategy.
  • HHS shall convene a Family Caregiving Advisory Council to advise it on recognizing and supporting family caregivers.
  • Federal departments and agencies must share with HHS any data they maintain that HHS needs to prepare the initial and updated Strategies.

Link Round-Up

View the bill’s timeline, details, and summary as it passed through the Senate

Full Congressional Information

Summary of act by Forbes

AARP Announces the Bill’s Passage

The Mighty’s Coverage of Trump’s Signing

Home Health Care News’s Coverage