Nov 10, 2023
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the bipartisan Lowering Costs for Caregivers Act by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA).
Nov 6, 2023Caregivers of Veterans Spend 1.5 Times More on Out-of-Pocket Costs Compared to Other Family Caregivers
Family and others who provide care for veterans spend on average $11,500 of their personal income on out-of-pocket costs related to caregiving each year—1.5 times higher than what other family caregivers spend ($7,242), according to AARP data. Across the country, more than 6.5 million veteran and military caregivers provide $14 billion in unpaid labor for America’s wounded warriors every year—putting their own financial well-being aside—and at risk.
Nov 2, 2023
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ final rule that would, among other components, allow health care professionals to be paid solely for time spent training family caregivers.
Oct 24, 2023
AARP strongly supports new bipartisan legislation, the Alleviating Barriers for Caregivers Act, which would make it easier for family caregivers to navigate key health care programs.
Sep 28, 2023New AARP Scorecard: Minnesota and Washington State Top Rankings for Long-Term Care Services and Supports for Older Americans, Including Family CaregiversReport Finds Systemic Gaps in Nursing Homes, Home and Community Based-Care, and Support for Family Caregivers
AARP’s new Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Scorecard finds that more than three years after the COVID-19 pandemic began, care provided in the United States for older adults and people with disabilities is painfully inadequate. The report finds that major gaps persist in every state, especially related to support for family caregivers, the long-term care workforce, equity in nursing homes, and emergency preparedness.
May 5, 202368% say it is important for Congress to take action to help seniors live independently in their own homes
Voters across the country want Congress to address family caregiving issues, according to a new AARP poll.
Apr 18, 2023
AARP applauds today’s Executive Order recognizing the need to make family caregivers a national priority to meet the rapidly growing needs of families across America. Family caregivers are the indispensable backbone of our health and long-term care system, help their loved ones live at home, and they are exhausted.
Sep 22, 2022Nearly 500 Actions Would Support 48 Million Americans Caring for Parents, Spouses and Other Adults
The Department of Health and Human Services yesterday released a national strategy to support family caregivers who care for loved ones of all ages. The RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage) Family Caregiving Advisory Council—comprised of family caregivers, health and long-term providers, and others—and the Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren developed the strategy.
- Jun 14, 2022New AARP Survey Shows Older LGBTQ Adults Are Worried About Discrimination and Lack of Support as They AgeRetirement Savings, Discrimination, and Social Support are Top Concerns
A new AARP national survey shows many LGBTQ adults age 45 and over have concerns about aging, with worries about having enough money in retirement, discrimination and a lack of family support topping the list.
- Apr 28, 2022Insider Secrets from AARP Bulletin! How to Get Around Today’s Shortage of Workers and Supplies to Get the Work You Need DoneAlso in the May issue: An Investigative Report on America’s Long-Term Care Crisis: The Unfair Plight of 50+ Million Unpaid Caregivers – and How to Fix It
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