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‘Caregiver Support Act’ Approved by OK Legislature

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KSWO) – House Bill 1357, the “Oklahoma Caregiver Support Act,” has passed both the House and Senate. The measure is now headed to the Governor’s desk.

“There are resources, information, counseling, training, and even some money – $360 vouchers for those who qualify – to help ease the load of caregivers who juggle schedules, work and finances to care for loved ones,” said Rep. Regina Goodwin said.

HB 1357 would direct the Aging Services Division of the state Department of Human Services to work with caregiver community groups across the state in a cost-neutral manner, using existing resources to  support awareness of information about services available to caregivers; assistance to caregivers in gaining access to available services; individual counseling, support groups and caregiver training; and respite care to provide caregivers with temporary relief from their responsibilities.

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