The CARE Act is Now Law in Massachusetts!
Help Us Thank Our Supporters.
Massachusetts is thrilled to announce that the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable
(CARE) Act has been signed into law by Governor Charles Baker. AARP Massachusetts thanks Governor Baker and state
lawmakers for enacting this important legislation to support family caregivers.
The CARE Act, known in the Massachusetts Legislature as H.3911, recognizes the critical role family
caregivers play in keeping their loved ones at home, and out of costly
institutions. In 2015 in Massachusetts, family caregivers provided 786 million
hours of unpaid care valued at approximately $11.6 billion annually.
For over two years, you’ve helped us move the CARE Act
through the Massachusetts Legislature, and we thank you for all of your
Representative Chris Walsh (D)-Framingham and Senator Linda
Dorcena Forry (D)-Dorchester were our two lead sponsors for the House and
Senate versions of the bill. Both legislators and Governor Baker have cared for
family members in their own lives, and without their dedication to this bill,
we wouldn’t be celebrating these new benefits for family caregivers. This Action Alert is a way to tell them how
much we appreciate their work.
We often ask you to contact your legislators on important
issues, and provide suggested language to send.
In this instance especially, we encourage you to edit or add to the
language below. Tell Governor Baker, Senator
Forry, and Representative Walsh that you’re a caregiver like them, tell them
why you appreciate their fight for family caregivers, and join us in thanking
them for all their hard work.