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Help For Family Caregivers Is Here!

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More than 75,000 DC residents care for older parents or other loved ones, helping them to live independently in their own homes.  These family caregivers have a huge responsibility and now Washington, D.C. has taken action to make life a little bit easier for them.

A new law – the CARE Act – makes sure family caregivers are recognized when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home.

The CARE Act requires hospitals to:

  • Provide your loved one the opportunity to designate a family caregiver
  • Notify you when your loved one is to be discharged back home
  • Instruct you on the medical tasks that you will need to perform at home

AARP DC fought to make the CARE Act a reality, because supporting caregivers is a top priority for all of us.

Free wallet card!

Click here to download and print your free CARE Act wallet cards – one for you and one for your loved one. That way, you’ll have the important information and this new law available when you need it most.

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