Download your Free CARE Act Wallet Card Today!
Nearly 800,000 Missourians care for older parents, spouses
or other loved ones, helping them to live independently at home. These family
caregivers have a huge responsibility, and on August 28, 2018, a new law took
effect that will make life a little bit easier for them.
The CARE (Caregiver, Advise, Record and Enable) Act helps
family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they
transition home. It requires hospitals to:
- Designate: The family caregiver’s name is
recorded when a loved one is admitted to a hospital
- Inform: The family caregiver is notified if the
loved one is to be discharged to another facility or back home
At discharge, the family caregiver is provided with instructions of the
medical and nursing tasks—like wound care or injections—that they must perform
for their loved one at home.
AARP Missouri fought to make the CARE Act a
reality, because supporting caregivers is a top priority for all of us.
Free Wallet Card
You can download and
print your free CARE Act wallet cards one for you and one for your loved one. That
way, you’ll both have important information about this new law available when
you need it most.
Complete the information below to download your free wallet card.