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South Dakota Family Caregivers Provide $1 Billion in Unpaid Care

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ health and finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers Family caregivers in South Dakota provided 79 million hours of care—worth an estimated $1 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion), and nearly equaled the annual …

Fighting Fraud

Posted on 06/5/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Con artists will stop at nothing to get their hands on your hard earned money.  To help you fight fraud and keep your money where it belongs – in your pocket- we’ve teamed up with the South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley to bring you alerts about frauds and scams happening right here in South Dakota. Sign up to receive alerts via email, or call us at 1-866-542-8172 to receive monthly alerts via phone.  We’ll share timely tips and information …

Fraud Alert: Avoid Disaster Scams

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Disasters can bring out the best in people—and the worst. As many prepare for, or recover from, destruction caused by storms, tornadoes – such as the recent Delmont, SD tornado, and floods—look out. After natural disasters, unlicensed contractors and scammers often come into affected areas promising quick repairs at discount prices. What does it look like? Commonly called “wildcatting”, supposed repair workers blitz impacted neighborhoods, hoping to ensnare frazzled homeowners. They may say something like, “We are really busy right …

SD Attorney General Warns of Disaster Scams

Posted on 05/13/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Con artists are opportunists.  In the wake of the recent Delmont tornado disaster, South Dakota state officials are warning of potential unscrupulous contractors.  The South Dakota Attorney General’s Office distributed the following warning: Attorney General Marty Jackley and the South Dakota Department of Public Safety urge Delmont tornado victims to proceed with caution when moving into the recovery phase of this disaster. Residents will understandably be eager to have new construction or the necessary work done to their damaged property. …

Survey Highlights Need for Support for Caregivers

Posted on 05/6/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

  AARP Survey Reveals Experiences and Opinions of Voters 45+ on Family Caregiving Survey shows strong support for proposals to help family caregivers when loved ones are hospitalized, transition home  Findings of an AARP South Dakota statewide survey highlights South Dakota family caregiver experiences, challenges and needs. The survey recognizes and supports the important role an estimated 147,000 South Dakotans play throughout the year as family caregivers. Their unpaid work and assistance makes it possible for their parents, spouses or …

Sioux Falls, Rapid City Rank High on Livability Index

Posted on 04/21/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Sioux Falls, Rapid City Rank High on AARP Livability Index AARP Bulletin explores most livable neighborhoods and cities for making friends, staying healthy The AARP Public Policy Institute is launching the AARP Livability Index, a first of its kind resource that allows people to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future needs. People, policy makers and the private sector can use the Livability Index to measure how their location – down to the neighborhood level – …