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Family Stories Can Boost CARE Act


AARP is asking Missouri caregivers to share their stories, and will use the stories to press for legislation that could help them when a loved one comes home from a hospital stay.

The Caregiver, Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act would allow every hospital patient to designate a family caregiver. The hospital would notify the caregiver about discharge plans and show the caregiver how to perform follow-up medical tasks the patient will need at home.

“This commonsense policy will go a long way to helping about 792,000 caregivers in this state who give their heart and soul to providing the best care possible,” said Jay Hardenbrook, AARP state advocacy director.

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