Feb 18, 2021AARP and Elizabeth Dole Foundation Announce Free Respite Relief Program for Veteran and Military Family Caregivers Going NationwideAARP Expands Resources for Veteran and Military Family Caregivers with Release of New Financial Workbook
WASHINGTON—AARP and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation (EDF) today announced the new Respite Relief Program for Military and Veteran Caregivers is going nationwide in 2021. This free program grants...
Feb 11, 2021New AARP Analysis Shows COVID Crisis Continues in Nursing Homes: National Death Rates Reach New Record and Cases Remain Extremely HighAARP Continues to Urge Reform of Long-Term Care Industry
The latest release of AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard shows that the crisis in these facilities continues, despite some incremental improvements in the number of new infections.
Feb 4, 2021New Report: Long-Term Caregiving Hits Crisis Levels during Coronavirus, More States Expanding Options for Paying Family Caregivers
A new report from AARP’s Public Policy Institute explores how the coronavirus pandemic has amplified chronic problems in long-term care, as nursing homes became COVID hotspots and hiring home health aides was complicated by shortages and the need to isolate
Jan 21, 2021HHS Sued for Allowing California to Limit Access to Dental Care for Older Patients and Patients with Disabilities
LOS ANGELES—Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternative Practice (RDHAP), a group of dental hygienists represented by AARP Foundation and Foley & Lardner LLP, are suing the U.S. Department of...
Jan 19, 2021Lawsuit Alleges that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Violated Law by Limiting Enforcement Penalties for Nursing Homes
WASHINGTON–AARP Foundation and Constantine Cannon LLP filed a lawsuit yesterday, alleging that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
Jan 14, 2021New AARP Analysis Shows Rate of COVID Cases and Deaths in Nursing Homes Has Quadrupled in Three MonthsNursing Homes Are in Crisis Nationwide; 87% Report at Least One Staff Case in Most Recent Four-Week Period
The latest release of AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard shows a worsening crisis from coast to coast. In the four-week period ending December 20, about one in 10 residents was diagnosed with coronavirus, and nearly 9 in 10 nursing homes (87%) reported that at least one staff member was diagnosed.
- Jan 11, 2021Lawsuit Seeks Protection for New Hampshire Residents Facing Dangerous Institutional Placements in Nursing Facilities
CONCORD, N.H.—New Hampshire residents who depend on the state to provide them with Medicaid-funded long-term care are suing the state for its failure to properly administer its Choices for Independence (“CFI”) Medicaid waiver.
Dec 18, 2020S&P Global and AARP Report: Corporations Have Expanded Family-Friendly Policies During COVID-19, but Focus Favors Parents Over Family CaregiversNew Expanded Report on Employer Policies for Parental and Family Caregiving Leave
NEW YORK and WASHINGTON-- S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) and AARP have released additional research on American corporations' response to the COVID-19 pandemic, looking at the ways family-friendly...
Dec 11, 2020Social Security, Medicare, Nursing Home Protections Are Key Issues
Today AARP Georgia released a new survey of likely Georgia voters showing both U.S. Senate races statistically tied, with Democrat Jon Ossoff (48%) narrowly leading Republican incumbent David Perdue (46%) and Democrat Raphael Warnock (47%) edging Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler (46%). But among voters age 50-plus, the poll shows both the Republican candidates lead their Democratic challenger by identical margins, 53% for Perdue and Loeffler versus 42% for Ossoff and Warnock.
Dec 10, 2020Infections of nursing home residents and staff doubled over a four-week period
WASHINGTON— A new AARP analysis shows that COVID-19 cases, deaths, and staffing shortages in nursing homes are at the highest levels since June 1. National rates of COVID-19 among both residents and staff have doubled in the four weeks ending November 15, with resident cases increasing from 2.8 to 5.7 per 100 residents, and staff cases increasing from 2.7 to 5.4 per 100 staff members.