More than 500,000 Nevada family caregivers and their loved ones will get some much needed help, as the bill known as the CARE Act (SB177) was passed and signed into law during the 78th (2015) session of the Nevada Legislature. The new law strengthens communication between hospitals and family caregivers, ensuring a designated caregiver is notified when a loved one is discharged or transferred, and receives instruction on any after-care required at home – such as managing prescriptions or dressing wounds.
After passing the Nevada Senate with a unanimous vote, a bill aimed at helping family caregivers be better prepared to take care of loved ones at home, heads for the Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services next week. Known as the CARE Act, SB177 would improve communication between hospitals and caregivers, ensuring the caregiver is notified when a loved one is discharged or transferred, and receives instruction on any after-care required at home – such as dressing wounds or managing prescriptions.
If you’ve ever been a caregiver, you know that good communication from health professionals is critical when it comes to your ability to manage medications and perform other care tasks – especially when your family member is coming home from the hospital.
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