That’s why AARP Nevada is pressing for legislation that aims to cut down on re-admissions and help caregivers be better prepared to take care of loved ones at home. SB177, known as the CARE Act, will require hospitals to enter a family caregiver’s name in the medical record at the time a patient is admitted, notify the caregiver when the patient is due to be released, and ensure that the caregiver is instructed in any follow-up care needed at home—such as dressing wounds or managing prescriptions.
Thanks to broad support from Nevada voters; business, advocacy and faith-based community organizations across the state and the Nevada Hospital Association, the CARE Act passed the Nevada Senate by unanimous vote. The next step for SB177? The Assembly Health and Human Services Committee .
Tell your legislators to support Nevada's 500,000 family caregivers and their loved ones with a YES vote to pass the CARE Act
The common sense steps outlined in this bill can make the difference between a successful transition home and a return trip to the hospital, or worse.
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