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...
Nov 18, 2016New PSAs Released by Ad Council and AARP Direct African-American Family Caregivers to Resources and SupportCaregiver Assistance Campaign Draws Support for the 1 in 5 African Americans who is a Family Caregiver
- Nov 14, 2016Financial strain of family caregiving hits low-income and Hispanic/Latino caregivers hardest
Washington, DC — Family caregivers spend an average of nearly 20 percent of their income providing care for a family member or other loved one, according to a new AARP Research Report, “Family...