The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act helps family caregivers as their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home.
The CARE Act requires hospitals to:
- Record the name of the family caregiver on the medical record of your loved one.
- Inform the family caregivers when their loved one is to be discharged.
- Provide the family caregiver with education and instruction of the medical tasks he or she will need to perform for the patient at home.
The CARE Act has passed in NY State,
click here to download a CARE Act wallet card to place in your and your loved one’s wallets—next to your insurance cards. That way, you’ll both have important information about this new law available when you need it most
If you are a family caregiver, you’re not alone.
To find the tools and resources you need, go to the AARP Caregiver Resource Center.