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Recommendations for Illinois from the Alzheimer’s Association

Source: http://act.alz.org/site/DocServer/CAREGIVERS.pdf?docID=4644

  • Provide physical, emotional, and financial assistance to unpaid caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, including accessible, available, and affordable adult day services, respite services, support services for caregivers, and financial assistance, taking into account the type and amount of services provided by currently unpaid caregivers.
  • Seek any necessary waivers to allow a family member, including a spouse, to receive some form of financial incentives for their services and for the additional costs incurred in order to care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease at home.
  • Create incentives (such as cash benefits and income tax credits) for caregivers to permit them to continue to provide services to persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, such as necessary training, support, and financial assistance, if needed, to allow these persons to remain in the most homelike setting for as long as possible.

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