Dec 11, 2017Caregivers, Facing More Stress During The Holidays, Change The Way They Celebrate, AARP Survey Uncovers
Nearly seven out of 10 family caregivers say it is emotionally stressful to care for their loved one during the holidays, according to AARP's new Holiday Caregiving survey. To help manage the...
Nov 7, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP’s recent survey shows that positive emotions far outweigh negative emotions for both family caregivers and care recipients. Family caregivers report more positive emotions despite half feeling stressed or worried and care recipients report more positive emotions despite 6 out of 10 feeling less independent. The survey also found that family caregivers who felt more prepared to take on their role were more likely to report positive emotions than negative.
Oct 24, 2017
NEW YORK—Faced with a rapid increase in the number of caregivers in the workplace, Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) and AARP today launched Supporting Caregivers in the Workplace: A...
Sep 27, 2017Bipartisan bill would develop a strategy to support family caregivers
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP applauds the unanimous passage in the U.S. Senate of the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act (S. 1028). The legislation, introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), calls for the development of a strategy to support the nation’s 40 million family caregivers. It would bring together stakeholders from the private and public sectors to recommend actions that communities, providers, government, and others are taking and may take to help make the big responsibilities of caregiving a little bit easier.
Sep 15, 2017Legislation will help the nation’s 40 million family caregivers
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP applauds the introduction in the U.S. House of Representatives of the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act. The legislation (H.R. 3759) was introduced by Representatives Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Kathy Castor (D-FL), along with original cosponsors Representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY). Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the RAISE Family Caregivers Act (S. 1028) in the U.S. Senate in May.
- Jun 14, 2017Washington State and Minnesota are top-ranked states again, but all states lag in helping care for the growing populations of people aging and living with disabilities.
WASHINGTON, DC—With baby boomers beginning to turn 80 in 2026, states must accelerate the pace of improving long-term services and supports (LTSS) for older people and adults with disabilities, according to AARP’s new state scorecard released today. The report, Picking Up The Pace of Change: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers (“Scorecard”), shows that although most states have made some progress, the pace of change overall remains too slow and has not kept up with demographic demands.
- Jun 8, 2017New Report Spotlights Promising Workplace Practices to Support the Nation’s 21 Million Employed CaregiversMore Companies Respond to the Growing Needs of Working Caregivers With Expert Resources, Flexible Work Arrangements, Paid Time Off, Online Tools, and High-Touch Services
WASHINGTON, DC— Today, AARP and the Respect A Caregiver’s Time Coalition (ReACT) released a new report, “Supporting Working Caregivers: Case Studies of Promising Practices,” which points...
- May 18, 2017AARP urges Congress to pass much-needed federal tax credit for nation’s family caregivers
AARP commends the sponsors of the bipartisan Credit for Caring Act that would help support America’s family caregivers by offering a federal tax credit of up to $3,000 annually for those who qualify. The Credit for Caring Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate (S. 1151) by Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and in the U.S. House (H.R. 2505) by Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY) and Linda Sánchez (D-CA).
May 5, 2017Legislation intended to help the nation's 40 million family caregivers
AARP announced its support of the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage Family Caregivers Act that would require the development of a national strategy to support family...
Apr 11, 2017Caregiver Assistance Campaign from AARP and the Ad Council Provides Resources for the 16 Million Male Caregivers in the U.S.
WASHINGTON, DC — Men represent 2 out of 5 of the more than 40 million unpaid family caregivers in the U.S., but very few reach out for support. To help male caregivers get the tools and...