Good News for Illinois’ Working Family Caregivers



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Is ELECT the same as FMLA?
Are you working on addressing issues such as PTO and sick leave caps?
What other types of AARP services are available in other states?


AARP Illinois hosted the event to speak with participants regarding the new bill (ELECT) that addresses home health care-giving in Illinois. The call featured AARP Vice President of State Advocacy and Strategy Elaine Ryan and Ryan Gruenenfelder, Manager for Advocacy and Outreach. They shared how care-giving is a huge responsibility and discussed issues and questions related to the physical, emotional and financial burden of those who undergo care-giving. They shared benefits of the bill and how it can reduce the stress involved with helping those who need full-time care.