CARE Act goes into Effect July 1st

The CARE Act goes into effect July 1st which requires Hawaii’s acute hospitals to:

  • Provide the patient with the opportunity to designate a caregiver (family, friend, neighbor, etc.) on their medical record;
  • Notify the caregiver prior to the patient’s discharge or transfer to another facility;
  • Offer the caregiver instructions on the patient’s post hospital care.

 

The CARE Act helps family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home.

For more information, visit aarp.org/hi or call 866-295-7282.

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