Heroes at Home Act (2009)
Federal bill would establish a program to provide training for family members caring for veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI), certifying them as "personal care attendants." Caregivers with such certification would be eligible for compensation. The bill would also establish a demonstration project to assess the feasibility of using telehealth technology to assess cognitive functioning of service members who have sustained head trauma in order to improve their diagnosis and treatment.
Bill Number H.R. 667
Sponsor Rep. John Salazar (D-CO)
Date of Introduction 1/23/2009
Latest Activity While this bill was not enacted, the Veterans' Caregiver and Omnibus Health Benefits Act (2009) was enacted on May 5, 2010 and has similar provisions.
More Info http://thomas.loc.gov/
Topic: Direct Services and Support for Caregivers