Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Rauner Signs Bipartisan Law To Raise Standards For Alzheimer's Caregivers

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that sets training standards for those who provide care to people with Alzheimer's* Disease.

He signed the measure into law on Monday. It outlines how long caregivers need to be trained and what should be included in the curriculum. It also establishes advertising guidelines for businesses that provide care to those suffering from the disease or dementia.

Democratic State Senator Dave Koehler of Peoria was a sponsor. He says it gives senior citizens and their families certainty as they make health choices.

The law takes effect immediately.

*For those looking for more information on Alzheimer's or dementia, visit the Alzheimer's Association at Alz.org.

Information provided by the Springfield State Journal-Register 

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