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Recommendations for Louisiana from the Alzheimer’s Association

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

  • Develop and implement, building upon existing resources, a public awareness campaign to increase knowledge about, and use of, existing federal and state tax exemptions, deductions, and credits for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  • Encourage development of services that support caregivers remaining in the workforce through efforts such as: (1) partnering with stakeholders such as the Chamber of Commerce, Society of Human Resource Managers, small business owners and others, and caregivers to explore employer implementation of a “cafeteria plan” state income tax benefit for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias; and (2) partnering with the state Society of Human Resource Managers and caregivers to develop and implement employee assistance programs for
    employees who are caregivers for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  • Explore opportunities to increase funding for the National Family Caregiver Support Program.

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