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What's in Your Wallet? The CARE Act Card

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AARP Indiana is distributing wallet-sized cards to help Hoosiers understand how a new law could help their families when a loved one is hospitalized.

Beginning Jan. 1, the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act will allow every hospital patient to designate a family caregiver. The law encourages hospitals to inform the caregiver about discharge plans if the patient cannot, and to explain any medical tasks the caregiver will have to perform when the patient goes home.

AARP distributed the cards in first-aid kits at caregiving events this summer.

To watch a video about the CARE Act and to print out your own card, go to states.aarp.org/get-your-care-act-card.

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