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California Hospital and Family Caregiving Act Wallet Cards Available

AARP California has developed consumer wallet cards with information about the California Hospital and Family Caregiving Law, which became effective Jan. 1. The law requires that hospitals provide patients the opportunity to designate a family caregiver; keep that caregiver informed of the patient’s discharge plan; and, when appropriate, provide education and training related to after-care tasks. Additional information and downloadable wallet cards, available in English and Spanish, can be found on the AARP website

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