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 9, 2021
WASHINGTON—Today, AARP announced the 86 banks, credit unions and financial advisory firms that earned a seal from AARP recognizing the steps they’ve taken to help stop financial exploitation....
Feb 8, 2021AARP, AARP Foundation, SAGE and ASA Submit Amicus Briefs Opposing Unconstitutional Discrimination Against LGBT Surviving Spouses
WASHINGTON—AARP, AARP Foundation, SAGE and the American Society on Aging (ASA) filed amicus briefs today in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit arguing that the Social...
- Feb 8, 20212020’s Best Movies and TV for Grownups to be Honored on March 28 on PBS
WASHINGTON—AARP The Magazine has announced the nominees for the upcoming Movies for Grownups® Awards, with Minari, Nomadland, One Night in Miami, The Trial of the Chicago 7, and The United...
- Feb 8, 2021AARP Empowers Older Adults’ Tech Use by Joining Forces With OATS, Launching A Virtual Community Center“Lifelines for older people as they explore new ways to live, cope and thrive”—AARP COO Scott Frisch
WASHINGTON—Today AARP announced two new moves to help its 38 million members and all older adults live their best lives, at a time when people are more reliant than ever on technology to help...
Feb 4, 2021Research Shows More than 80% of Investors Unaware that Financial Advisors Can Put Their Interests Ahead of Clients
AARP today launched “AARP Interview an Advisor™,” a new free resource to help investors assess and better understand the credentials of financial advisors and how they are compensated.
- Feb 4, 2021AARP’s Exclusive Interview In the February/March Issue of AARP The Magazine: Tony Bennett Breaks Silence About Alzheimer’s DiagnosisPlus, George Clooney Talks Aging, A Special Report on the Dangers of Online Romance, Tips to Get Taxes Done Remotely and much more inside a special issue of AARP The Magazine
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
Feb 3, 2021
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issued the following statement in response to today’s hearing in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on COVID-19 vaccines:
- Jan 29, 2021In his first interview ever with AARP The Magazine, this year’s recipient of the AARP Movies For Grownups® Career Achievement award discusses his life post-accident, graceful aging, and his sources of joy and fear
George Clooney Gets Serious (Not Really) In his first interview ever with AARP The Magazine, this year’s recipient of the AARP Movies For Grownups® Career Achievement award discusses his life...
- Jan 27, 2021
WASHINGTON—AARP The Magazine announced today that George Clooney will receive its annual Movies for Grownups® Career Achievement Award. Clooney – a recipient of two Academy Awards®, a...
Jan 26, 2021Smallbizrc.org is a free, online platform for aspiring entrepreneurs and established business owners
WASHINGTON—AARP and Public Private Strategies launched the free Small Business Resource Center for the 50+ to provide important resources to aspiring entrepreneurs and established business...
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 15, 2021
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issued the following statement in response to President-elect Biden’s proposal to combat...
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.
Jan 8, 2021
WASHINGTON—AARP released the following statement today on behalf of AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins: “The scene at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 is unlike anything we have ever witnessed or could imagine.
- Jan 5, 2021January/February Issue Offers Thorough Vaccine Guide, Plus the Most Proven Methods for Everyday Virus Protection
WASHINGTON—With permission granted in late December to start deploying two coronavirus vaccines, the arrival of 2021 should mark the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic in America. But...
Dec 28, 2020
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issued the following statement in response to ongoing COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning and implementation:
“More than 333,000 American lives now have been lost due to COVID, and nearly 95% of those who have died were age 50 or over. Some 40% have been residents and staff in nursing homes.
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 16, 2020AARP Launches New Digital Platform, “Growing with Age,” to Help Businesses Reap Benefits of Multigenerational Workforces
AARP today released a new interactive digital platform, Growing with Age, to equip global employers with tools, research, and resources to help them recognize the benefits of, build support for, and embrace multigenerational workforces.
Dec 15, 2020
Today AARP EVP and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the announcement of a final fiduciary duty rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The new rule by the DOL no longer requires investment advisors to give advice solely in the best interest of clients.
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.