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Should the Hospital Inform a Family Caregiver If a Patient is Discharged?

Should the Hospital Inform a Family Caregiver About Discharge?Hospitals will soon be required to provide information to caregivers about their loved one’s discharge and instructions for administering medical aftercare.

Thanks to the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, patients in New York hospitals will be allowed to designate a caregiver in their medical record. Once the caregiver is designated, the hospital is required to inform the caregiver when the patient is to be discharged and provide the caregiver with education and instruction of the medical tasks the caregiver will need to perform for the patient at home.

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