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New Law Offers Aid for Caregivers

Posted on 10/31/19 by TheAARPBulletin


Residents across North Dakota can take advantage of more caregiving protections thanks to a new law that took effect Aug. 1.

North Dakota is home to about 62,000 family caregivers, and as part of the legislation, known as the CARE Act, hospitals now must provide additional information to patients and their loved ones.

Under the new rules, hospitals need to ensure that a patient’s caregiver is informed of care plans and provide instructions on how to perform medical tasks the caregiver will need to provide at home.

North Dakota residents can download and print a card reminding patients of the new law at aarp.org/walletcards.

Go to aarp.org/caregiving for more information on caregiving resources, including a downloadable guide.

This story is provided by AARP North Dakota. Visit the AARP North Dakota page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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