Hospitals Required To Keep Caregivers In The Loop

(By – Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News)

Diana Matsushima cares for both her husband and sister-in-law full time, giving them their medications and driving them to their doctor appointments.

But when either ends up hospitalized, Matsushima said her role as their primary caregiver is often overlooked. She isn’t always included in the discussions at the hospital, and she sometimes leaves confused about how to best care for them when she gets home. When they are discharged, she said the nurses hand her a stack of papers without much — if any — explanation. Read more…

 

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