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New Laws Boost Support, Protections for Family Caregivers in Kentucky

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Two new laws, backed by AARP, will help family caregivers navigate the legal system and bolster protections for their loved ones.

One, the Uniform Power of Attorney Act, allows Kentuckians to name a trusted person to act as their agent for financial affairs, with strong protections against fraud and abuse. Guardians can be family, friends or professionals, but they are required to adhere to court-ordered responsibilities and deadlines.

The second law sets up a legal framework for people to hand over powers of attorney for digital assets, such as online banking and social media accounts, giving caregivers control when a loved one is no longer able to manage these or dies.

Both laws take effect July 15. AARP will continue to advocate for older Kentuckians when the legislative session resumes.

Learn more about AARP Kentucky advocacy efforts at aarp.org/ky.

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