Summary: S.1606 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (07/20/2017)

In-Home Caregiver Assessment Resources and Education Act or the In-Home CARE Act

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Administration for Community Living to award grants to carry out home visiting programs for unpaid caregivers.

The Department of Health and Human Services must coordinate with the National Family Caregiver Support Program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and others on this grant program.

Grantees must provide:

  • caregiver education and training regarding medication management, food preparation, falls prevention, and other subjects;
  • services or referrals for services related to home care, such as transportation, home modification, or respite care; and
  • an assessment and referral for physical and mental health services for the caregiver or person receiving care from the caregiver.