AIM is leading the way to advance policies to improve access to quality health care services for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease. The health care system, as it exists today, all too often fails both those living with dementia and their caregivers. Because of AIM’s efforts with the Alzheimer’s Association, addressing the shortcomings through better policies is now front and center on Capitol Hill and in federal agencies.
AIM has delivered important victories in care. But the agenda ahead remains immense.
AIM continues to push to advance care priorities for our community with The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) (S. 693/H.R. 1676). Palliative and hospice care – with a focus on managing and easing symptoms, reducing pain and stress, and increasing comfort – can improve both the quality of care and quality of life for those with advanced dementia. PCHETA would ensure an adequate, well-trained palliative care workforce through workforce training, education and awareness, and enhanced research.
AIM and the Alzheimer’s Association advocate for an ambitious policy agenda to improve care for our community. We need your support to drive Congress to act. Continue to ask your Members of Congress to enact policies that ensure individuals living with Alzheimer’s can rely on a health care system prepared to assist them as they contend with this disease.
|Legislation We Support|
|In-Home Caregiver Assessment Resources and Education (CARE) Act - Letter of Support|
|Independence at Home Act of 2017 (S. 464) - Letter of Support|
|Independence at Home Demonstration Extension (H.R. 3263) - Letter of Support|
|Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (S. 693/H.R. 1676) - Letter of Support|
|Patient Choice and Quality Care Act of 2017 - Letter of Support|