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Looney pushes for uniform policies to encourage home caregiving

Sen. Martin Looney (Hugh McQuaid photo)
Sen. Martin Looney (Hugh McQuaid photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – A bill to bolster home caregiving efforts by lending uniformity to hospital discharge guidelines across the state was among the issues discussed at Tuesday’s Aging Committee public hearing.

The CARE Act — Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable — would require hospitals to provide each patient with the opportunity to designate a person as a caregiver upon admission, to notify each designated caregiver when the patient is discharged from the hospital, and to provide the designated caregiver with instructions on how to provide care for the patient when the patient returns to his or her home.

Senate President Martin Looney, D-New Haven, joined a Tuesday morning press conference with legislators and representatives of AARP and the Connecticut chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association to tout the bill.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

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