The Care Act

The CARE Act

There are approximately 2 million unpaid family caregivers in Michigan. Are you one of them?

On April 13th, 2016, Michigan became the 25th state to adopt the CARE Act, which will provide support to unpaid caregivers in Michigan. Under the CARE Act, hospitals will:

  • Allow patients to designate a family caregiver.
  • Notify the family caregiver when the patient is going to be discharged; and
  • Give the family caregiver an opportunity for instruction and demonstration of the medical tasks required when their loved one returns home.

Read more about the Michigan CARE Act, and watch this short video to learn how this act will help caregivers get the support they need when taking care of a loved one.

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