Ask  your Idaho state senator to vote YES on SB 1262, the Patient Caregiver Support Act.

Send an email to your state senator asking to help Idaho’s caregiving families by voting YES on the Patient Caregiver Support Act—a commonsense bill.

Across our state, nearly 200,000 family caregivers help their parents, spouses, adults and children with disabilities and other loved ones so they can live independently in their homes and communities. They assist with meal preparation, managing finances, transportation, and much more.  

Many Idaho family caregivers also perform medical or nursing tasks for their loved ones – such as complex medication management, wound care, and injections. Yet, they often receive little or no training for these important duties.

That is why AARP Idaho is asking the state legislature to support caregiving families by voting yes on a commonsense bill called the Patient Caregiver Support Act (SB 1262). The bill seeks to engage and support family caregivers when their moms, dads, spouses, and other loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home.

SB 1262, the Patient Caregiver Support Act, includes three commonsense steps:

1. Designate: The family caregiver’s name is recorded when a loved one is admitted to a hospital.

2. Inform: The family caregiver is notified if the loved one is to be discharged to another facility or back home.

3. Instruct: At discharge, the family caregiver is provided with instructions, and a demonstration of the medical and nursing tasks—like wound care or injections—that they must perform for their loved one at home. 

Take action NOW! Your senator will vote on this bill Thursday, February 8th, in the Health and Welfare Committee. Contact your Idaho state senator and ask for a YES vote on the Patient Caregiver Support Act.

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Dear [Decision Maker],



Please vote YES on SB 1262, the Patient Caregiver Support Act.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]