The Georgia Caregivers Act took effect July 1, 2022. The new law helps family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. It ensures that hospitals:
♥ IDENTIFY the name of a family caregiver when their loved one is admitted into the hospital
♥ NOTIFY the family caregiver when their loved one is to be discharged
♥ INSTRUCT the family caregiver on the medical tasks to be performed at home, such as medication management, injections, wound care and transfers
AARP Georgia went to work at the Gold Dome to make the Caregivers Act a reality because supporting caregivers is a top priority for all of us.
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Georgia Caregiver Resources
Caregiving may be one of the most important and challenging roles you’ll ever take on. No matter where you are in your caregiving journey — starting to plan; taking care of a family member in your home, in a facility, or from a distance; or managing end-of-life caregiving responsibilities — having resources at your fingertips will make the process easier.
AARP developed this family caregiver guide with you, the caregiver, in mind and as a starting point to help you find the services and support you might need throughout your journey.