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House Proceeding on Dec 6th, 2006 :: 2:18:03 to 2:21:23
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James R. Langevin

2:14:25 to 2:18:03( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James R. Langevin

James R. Langevin

2:17:47 to 2:18:03( Edit History Discussion )

James R. Langevin: family uses respite hours so their 13-year-old autistic son can attend an extnded day program at school so mrs. gore can work outside the home to help further support their family. now,

Nathan Deal

2:18:03 to 2:18:17( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: the gore family uses their respite funds to enable mrs. gore to work outside the home. this helps alleviate a financial burden, but it does not allow their family the break that respite oftentimes

Nathan Deal

2:18:03 to 2:21:23( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Nathan Deal

Nathan Deal

2:18:17 to 2:18:29( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: would. even as they apply to the state of new jersey for support for some respite hours on a weekend so they could get that much needed break for grocery shopping or to attend one of their

Nathan Deal

2:18:29 to 2:18:46( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: other son's athletic games, unfortunately they were denied. for caregivers providing intense and exhausting care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year an occasional short

Nathan Deal

2:18:46 to 2:18:58( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: break can literally be a lifesaver. that's what respite care is. it's providing a break for caregivers. mrs. penter has told me that caring for a special needs child can be very joyful, but

Nathan Deal

2:18:58 to 2:19:07( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: it can also be very challenging. and she's right. family caregivers suffer poor health and even higher mortality rates than nonfamily caregivers, according to some recent studies, for example,

Nathan Deal

2:19:07 to 2:19:20( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: mortality rates among older caregivers are 63% higher than among older noncaregivers. 2/3 of family caregivers report physical or mental health problems that's linked to their care giving. nationally

Nathan Deal

2:19:20 to 2:19:35( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: there's no coordinated approach that exists among different levels of government or advocacy groups to help those who need respite care to find it and to qualify for it and to pay for it. the

Nathan Deal

2:19:35 to 2:19:50( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: problem is that respite care is in short supply or it doesn't exist at all in some areas. this legislation that we are considering today would change that. the life span respite care act would

Nathan Deal

2:19:50 to 2:20:03( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: improve coordination and access for respite care and recruit and train respite care providers with $289 million over the next five years, the bill would also aid family caregivers in finding

Nathan Deal

2:20:03 to 2:20:18( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: and paying for respite services through competitive grants to states to make quality respite care available and accessible regardless of age or disability or family situation. national and

Nathan Deal

2:20:18 to 2:20:30( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: grassroots advocacy groups including the aarp, the alzheimer's association, the epilepsy fouppings, national multiple she row sis society, paralyzed americans of, you'd see remember ral palsy

Nathan Deal

2:20:30 to 2:20:44( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: supports this legislation. why does this have such strong support from such reputeable organizations because respite care works. respite care reduces the risk of abuse and neglect. importantly

Nathan Deal

2:20:44 to 2:20:56( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: it delays or avoids more costly hospitalizations or placement in nursing homes or foster care. i have been working tirelessly with many of our colleagues on the energy and commerce committee

Nathan Deal

2:20:56 to 2:21:08( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: on both sides of the aisle to bring this bill to the floor. i want to thank chairman barton and the ranking member of our committee mr. dingell. i want to thank nathan deal for his support of the

Nathan Deal

2:21:08 to 2:21:23( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: deal. i know his heart is very close to this effort. i want to thank the ranking member mr. pallone as well. i want to thank the 180 national and state and local organizations who under

Frank Jr.Pallone

2:21:23 to 2:21:37( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: the direction of the national respite coalition have worked tirelessly on behalf of the nation's family caregivers on this issue. i want to thank tom fasssaro and eric joyce from the epilepsy foundation

Frank Jr.Pallone

2:21:23 to 2:23:36( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Frank Jr.Pallone

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