2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
Adult Day Care/Respite Care

Item 301 #8s

Item 301 #8s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Aging, Department for the FY2005 $0 FY2006 $260,000 GF

Page 280, line 7, strike "$27,458,352" and insert "$27,718,352".
Page 281, after line 25, insert:
"K.  Out of this appropriation, $260,000 from the general fund the second year shall be used to increase the availability of adult day care/respite care services delivered through area agencies on aging."

(This amendment adds funding to expand the amount of adult day care/respite care delivered by area agencies on aging. This type of care provides family caregivers with critical relief, and serves as an alternative to nursing home placement. It is estimated that the additional funds will allow for an additional 55,900 hours of care to be provided and reduce one-fifth of the current statewide waiting list for services.)