Sign Petition Urging your Lawmakers to Pass the 2018 Iowa CARE Act!
Sign the petition and tell your Iowa State Lawmaker to help Iowa’s
caregiving families by passing a no-cost commonsense bill, the 2018
Iowa CARE Act, now. Across our state, 317,0000 family caregivers help
their older parents, spouses, adults and children with disabilities and other
loved ones so they can live independently in their homes and communities -
instead of in costly, taxpayer-funded institutions. They assist with meal
preparation, managing finances, transportation, and much more.
Many Iowa family caregivers also perform medical or nursing tasks for
their loved ones – like complex medication management, wound care,
and injections. Yet, most receive little or no training for these important duties.
That’s why AARP Iowa is asking the Iowa state legislature to support caregiving families with a no-cost commonsense bill called the 2018 Iowa CARE Act. The bill seeks to engage and support family caregivers when their older moms, dads, spouses, and other loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home.
Tell your Iowa state lawmakers not to let this session end without passing the 2018 Iowa CARE Act.
The 2018 Iowa CARE 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.