Mr. LUETKEMEYER. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and to include extraneous material on this bill.
Ms. BROWN of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
According to the VA, adult day health care is a program which veterans can go to during the day for social activities, peer support, companionship, and recreation.
The program is for veterans who need skilled services, case management, and help with activities of daily living. Examples include helping with bathing, dressing, fixing meals, or taking medication.
This program is also for veterans who are isolated or their caregiver is experiencing burdens. Adult day health care can be used in combination with other home and community-based services.
Health services such as care from nurses, therapists, social workers, and others may also be available. Adult day health care can provide respite care for a family caregiver and also help veterans and their caregivers gain skills to manage the veteran's care at home.
This legislation would authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to enter into agreement with State veterans homes to provide adult health care for a veteran who is eligible for but does not receive nursing home care.
Mr. Speaker, I support this legislation and urge its passage.
I reserve the balance of my time.
Mr. MILLER of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I, too, ask all my colleagues to support this piece of legislation.
I yield back the balance of my time.