AARP IA CARE Act Tour Marion
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018
From 9am to 10am
Mr. Bean's Coffee
1080 E. Post Rd.
Event is closed or full.
The Iowa CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act would provide support to Iowa’s more than 317,000 family caregivers who help their older parents, spouses and other loved ones live safely and independently at home. The legislation includes three commonsense steps that will help family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. It requires that: all patients admitted to an Iowa hospital have the option to designate and record a family caregiver upon admission; the designated caregiver be informed when their loved one is to be discharged; and, the caregiver is provided instruction of any medical tasks they will need to perform at home.
Iowa is one of only 13 states that do not have a law similar to the CARE Act in place for caregiving families. No federal laws, rules or regulations—including those for Medicare—define the steps hospitals must take so family caregivers are engaged in their loved ones’ care.
Your feedback is critical to protecting family caregivers and passing the CARE Act in Iowa in 2019.