Klobuchar, Collins propose support for dementia caregivers

Klobuchar, Collins propose support for dementia caregivers

Updated: April 11, 2021 09:54 AM
Created: April 11, 2021 09:52 AM

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Senators from Minnesota and Maine are working together on a proposal to expand training and support services for families and caregivers of people who have dementia.

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine say the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Act would authorize the use of grants for public and nonprofit organizations.

The goal would be to “expand training and support services that improve caregiver health and delay long-term care facility admissions by keeping loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in their homes longer.”

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