Help Arizona Family Caregivers Care for Their Own
Dear [Decision Maker],
Arizona's 800,000+ family caregivers are the first line of defense against older Arizonans being forced from their homes and into costly, taxpayer-funded nursing homes or back into the hospital. Arizona family caregivers assist their parents, spouses and other loved ones with bathing, dressing and much more -- and also contribute financially on average $7000 a year out of their own pocket to their care.
That's why I urge you to support SB 1172 - Family Caregivers; Pilot; Grant Program to help make family caregivers' big responsibilities a little bit easier by reducing the financial strain some - so they can continue caregiving longer.Under SB 1172 Arizona caregiving families could get a reimbursement of up to $1000 to partially reimburse the first $2,000 they spend on their older relatives out of their own pocket. Only taxpayers with Arizona adjusted gross income less than $75,000 (single) or $150,000 (joint filers) would qualify for the credit.
Please support SB 1172 to help Arizona families continue to care for their older relatives as long as they possibly can.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]