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Sign The Caregiver Act (SB 2108) Petition

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In Mississippi, thousands of family caregivers take care of their loved ones at home. When parents, spouses, or other loved ones go into the hospital, family caregivers can feel confused, rushed, left out, or unprepared to provide the best care when they return home. The Caregiver Act (SB 2108) is a commonsense solution that can make an incredible difference for 800,000 Mississippi residents who serve as caregivers at any time during the year. Family caregivers help their loved ones live independently at home – keeping them out of costly institutions, such as nursing homes.

We urge legislators to vote yes on the Senate version of The Caregiver Act (SB 2108). This version is better because it has a provision that a hospital or facility must provide family caregivers with an explanation and live instruction of medical tasks - such as medication management, injections and wound care - that the family caregiver will perform at home.

The Senate version of The Caregiver Act (SB 2108) has three important provisions that will help family caregivers:

1. The name of the family caregiver is recorded when a loved one is admitted into a hospital;

2. The family caregiver is notified if the loved one is to be discharged to another facility or back home; and,

3. The facility must provide the family caregiver with an explanation and live instruction of medical tasks - such as medication management, injections, and wound care - that the family caregiver will perform at home.

The bill now goes to a conference committee. No other piece of legislation contains these three essential provisions. Please vote yes on the Senate version of The Caregiver Act (SB 2108) to help Mississippi's family caregivers take good care of their loved ones.

To sign The Caregiver Act (SB 2108) Petition, click here.

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