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AARP Hawaii Urges the Legislature to Pass the 'CARE Act'


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WITH THE "HAWAII LEGISLATURE" NOW BACK IN SESSION, IT SHOULD PASS A BILL THAT WOULD HELP FAMILY-CAREGIVERS WHO CARE FOR AN OLDER PARENT OR OTHER LOVED-ONE--SO THAT THEY CAN LIVE INDEPENDENTLY, IN THEIR OWN HOME.  THAT'S ACCORDING TO "A-A-R-P HAWAII'S" STATE-PRESIDENT, GERRY SILVA...

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OUR LATEST SURVEY FOUND THAT REGISTERED-VOTERS WHO ARE 45 OR OLDER STRONGLY SUPPORT THE PROPOSALS IN THE 'CARE ACT'.  THE BILL WOULD REQUIRE HOSPITALS TO BOTH EXPLAIN AND DEMONSTRATE MEDICAL-TASKS THAT FAMILY-CAREGIVERS WOULD NEED TO PERFORM, AFTER THEIR LOVED-ONE RETURNS HOME.  NOW, THAT PROPOSAL WAS SUPPORTED BY OVER 90-PERCENT OF OUR RESPONDENTS.  THE 'CARE ACT' WOULD ALSO REQUIRE HOSPITALS TO KEEP A FAMILY-CAREGIVER INFORMED OF MAJOR DECISIONS, LIKE TRANSFERRING OR DISCHARGING THE PATIENT--AND TO RECORD THE NAME OF THEIR FAMILY-CAREGIVER IN THE MEDICAL-RECORD, UPON ADMISSION.  THERE ARE MORE THAN 150-THOUSAND FAMILY-CAREGIVERS IN HAWAII, WHO PROVIDE UNPAID CARE THAT'S WORTH OVER TWO-BILLION DOLLARS, EACH YEAR.  AND, THIS COMMONSENSE SOLUTION WOULD MAKE THEIR BIG RESPONSIBILITIES A LITTLE BIT EASIER."

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TO LEARN MORE, VISIT "A-A-R-P"-DOT-ORG-SLASH-"H-I".



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