Adult day care centers may soon accommodate the religious dietary needs of individuals thanks to legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer and approved today by the New Jersey Senate.
Adult day care centers may soon accommodate the religious dietary needs of individuals thanks to legislation sponsored by Sen. Robert Singer and approved today by the New Jersey Senate. (SenateNJ.com)
“The programs provided by adult care centers are community-based, and give individuals the tools to learn new skills, build long-lasting friendships, and become caring, responsible adults,” said Singer (R-30). “Ensuring these relatively modest dietary accommodations is a win for both patients and their families.”
Singer’s bill, S-2456, would require an adult day care center to make reasonable efforts to accommodate the religious dietary needs of individuals who are in the care of the center.
“On several occasions, I have heard from constituents that it is difficult to select a proper care facility because many do not accommodate religious dietary needs,” added Singer. “My legislation will help rectify that issue by encouraging all adult care centers to do just that.”
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