senate Bill S5621

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing the office of caregiver advocates a support network for relatives who act as a primary caregiver for an older adult relative

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Jun 04, 2013 reported and committed to finance
May 29, 2013 referred to aging

S5621 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7749
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง224, Eld L

S5621 - Summary

Establishes the office for caregiver advocates, a support network for relatives who act as a primary caregiver for an older adult relative.

S5621 - Sponsor Memo

S5621 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5621

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 29, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging

AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to  establishing  the  office
  for  caregiver advocates, a support network for relatives who act as a
  primary caregiver for an older adult relative

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  elder  law is amended by adding a new section 224 to
read as follows:
  S 224. OFFICE FOR CAREGIVER  ADVOCATES.  1.  THE  DIRECTOR  IS  HEREBY
AUTHORIZED  AND  DIRECTED,  TO  THE  EXTENT APPROPRIATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
THEREFOR, TO DEVELOP AND ESTABLISH AN OFFICE FOR ADULT  CAREGIVER  ADVO-
CATES FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING SUPPORT SERVICES TO RELATIVES WHO ACT
AS  A PRIMARY CAREGIVER FOR AN OLDER ADULT RELATIVE. THE PRIMARY PURPOSE
OF SUCH OFFICE SHALL BE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION AND  EDUCATION  TO  ADULT
RELATIVE CAREGIVERS AS THEIR RELATIVE TRANSITIONS IN THE AGING PROCESS.
  2. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "ADULT RELATIVE CAREGIVERS" SHALL MEAN ANY RELATIVE OF AN ELDERLY
ADULT WHETHER BY BLOOD OR MARRIAGE WHO: (I) IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE  OR
OLDER, AND (II) LIVES WITH THE ELDERLY ADULT, OR (III) PROVIDES CAREGIV-
ER SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY ADULT BECAUSE THE ELDERLY ADULT IS NO LONGER
ABLE TO CARE FOR THEMSELVES IN WHOLE OR IN PART BECAUSE OF THEIR AGE.
  (B)  "CAREGIVER  SERVICES"  SHALL  INCLUDE  BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: (I)
VERBAL REMINDING, PHYSICAL CUEING OR SUPERVISION, (II) PROVIDING ASSIST-
ANCE WITH ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING INCLUDING EATING, TOILETING, TRANS-
FERRING, BATHING, DRESSING, AND MAINTAINING CONTINENCE.
  (C) "ELDERLY ADULT" SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS SIXTY YEARS OF AGE
OR OLDER WHO IS UNABLE TO PERFORM  AT  LEAST  TWO  ACTIVITIES  OF  DAILY
LIVING WITHOUT SUBSTANTIAL HUMAN ASSISTANCE.
  3.  THE  RESPONSIBILITIES  OF  THE  OFFICE FOR CAREGIVER ADVOCATES MAY
INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:  (A) THE CREATION  OF  CAREGIVER  ADVO-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11297-01-3

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