Legislation introduced in Wisconsin would provide $1 million for respite care and help the state’s 578,000 family caregivers assist loved ones with activities of daily living in other ways, reports the Public News Service.

The proposals, nine bills collectively known as Wisconsin Cares, also call for money to fund four dementia care specialists in sparsely populated parts of the state, to train more specialists for mobile crisis teams and to fund more research.

“This is very helpful for people who are trying to deal with their family members and keeping them out of institutions and involved in the community,” Helen Marks Dicks, state issues advocacy director at AARP-Wisconsin, told the service.