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Family Caregiver Engagement Cuts Hospital Readmissions by 25%

April 7, 2017 - Healthcare organizations that practice meaningful family caregiver engagement and integrate caregivers into the patient discharge process can reduce hospital readmissions by one-quarter, according to research from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The analysis investigated the effects of family caregiver engagement, reportedly validating the Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable...


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AARP Law Supports Family Caregiver Engagement in Discharge

by Sara Heath

The Ohio state legislature has unanimously passed a law that will require hospitals to train and engage family caregivers in at-home patient care, easing the transition during hospital discharge. AARP Ohio proposed the AARP Caregiver Advise,...

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