The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act has been signed into law by Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker. Known as the Care Act, it offers better instruction and training to the family caregiver.
- What it does: The law features three important provisions related to the family caregiver’s role when their loved one is hospitalized:
The hospital patient is provided with an opportunity to designate a family caregiver;
The family caregiver is notified if the patient is to be discharged to another facility or back home; and,
The facility must provide an explanation and live instruction of the medical tasks – such as medication management, injections, wound care, and transfers – that the family caregiver will perform at home.
Read more about it in this AARP link.