H​.​R. 320: Adult Day Center Enhancement Act

H​.​R. 320: Adult Day Center Enhancement Act

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H.R. 320 – Adult Day Center Enhancement Act is a bill that if enacted would institute several requirements for the Administration for Community Living relating to adult day programs. If passed, H.R. 320 would not only expand, but enhance existing adult day programs specifically for younger people with neurological diseases including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury, or other similar diseases. Additionally, the bill would improve access to respite services for the family members and caregivers of these young adults by providing a reliable place for the disabled individuals to go during the day. In order to do this, the Administration for Community Living would need to conduct a survey of current adult day programs for people with neurological diseases in order to identify successful day programs and then use these programs as an example to establish best practice standards that must be met when developing new adult day programs. This bill would also make the Administration for Community Living establish a grant program that would fund adult day programs focused on serving younger adults with neurological diseases. 

The anticipated outcome for this bill is that adults and young adults with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or traumatic brain injury would have adult day programs better suited to support them. Adult day programs have been shown to provide a range of benefits for individuals as well as provide respite service for caregivers. This bill would ensure that adult day programs were funded and created with best practice standards.GovTrack. (2019).

H.R. 320: Adult day center enhancement act.                                                                https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr320/summary116th Congress.

(2019). H.R. 320 – Adult day center enhancement act.                                                  https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/320?overview=closed

 

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