Nearly 660,000 Louisiana residents are caring for an older parent or other loved one, helping them to live independently at home. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and now there’s support in place that will make life a little bit easier for them.
A new law, the Louisiana Family Caregiver Act, goes into effect August 1st and supports family caregivers when thier loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home.
The new law requires hospitals to:
Provide your loved one the opportunity to designate a family caregiver
Inform you when your loved one is to be discharged to another facility or back home
Give you live or video instructions of the medical or nursing tasks you will need to perform at home.
AARP Louisiana fought for the Louisiana Family Caregiver Act to help family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. This new law becomes effective today, August 1, 2016
Click on the link below and print or download your LA Family Caregiver Act cards. That way, you’ll have the important information about this new law available when you need it most.
CLICK HERE for your free CARE Act wallet card.
This card will provide you with quick access to the information you need to know about the Louisiana Family Caregiver Act the next time you or a loved one is hospitalized.