Hospice Respite Care Relief Bill Introduced in the House

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Reps. Troy Balderson (R-Ohio) and Donna Shalala (D-Fla.) have introduced the COVID-19 Hospice Respite Care Relief Act for consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill if passed, will allow patients to receive hospice care in their home instead of in a facility.

“The pandemic has placed a heavy toll on the mental and physical health of hospice caregivers,” Shalala told Hospice News in an email. “This bipartisan legislation will help give caregivers the time they need to rest and recover during any future public health emergency and improve the care of hospice patients.”

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