ILLINOIS (WEHT) – Governor JB Pritzker signed four bills into law on Monday that are aimed at protecting older Illinois residents.
The four pieces of bipartisan legislation includes diagnosing Alzheimer’s patients sooner. It also requires licensed healthcare professionals who serve adults to get regular Alzheimer’s disease training. The legislation also boosts Alzheimer’s research and education.
Another bill signed into law extends the Alzheimer’s scratch off ticket to go through January 1, 2025. The new laws also expand access to healthcare by lowering auto insurance rates and premiums for seniors. They also require nursing homes to provide ways to keep residents virtually connected to loved ones.