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Long Island AARP Members Head to Albany to Fight for Island’s 580K Family Caregivers

Posted on 05/5/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Push CARE Act to Ensure Caregivers Offered Instruction in Post-Discharge Tasks ALBANY, N.Y. – More than 30 AARP members Long Island went to the State Capitol today to display a show of force for New York’s family caregivers, helping push for the CARE Act, legislation sponsored by Senate Health Committee Chair Kemp Hannon of Nassau County to support family caregivers as they safely help New Yorkers age at home. The members boarded a bus for Albany at stops in Farmville …

AARP: Key Step for Caregivers as Assembly Health Committee Passes CARE Act

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

AARP’s Top Priority Bill Ensures Instruction in Post-Discharge Tasks ALBANY, N.Y. – Critical help for millions of family caregivers across New York took another key step toward reality today when the Assembly Health Committee unanimously approved the CARE Act. Last week the State Senate unanimously passed the measure, which is AARP’s top 2015 state legislative priority and supports family caregivers as they safely help New Yorkers age at home. With Governor Andrew Cuomo having proposed a similar Caregiver Support Initiative …

AARP: Win for Caregivers as Senate Passes CARE Act; Assembly Expected to Take Up

Posted on 04/21/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

AARP’s Top Priority Bill Ensures Instruction in Post-Discharge Tasks; Governor Cuomo Proposed Similar ‘Caregiver Support Initiative’ ALBANY, New York – Critical help for millions of family caregivers across New York took a giant step toward reality today when the State Senate unanimously passed the CARE Act, legislation to support family caregivers as they safely help New Yorkers age at home. The CARE Act, AARP’s top state legislative priority for 2015, is expected to begin moving soon in the Assembly. With …

NYS Budget Adds $79.3 Million to Help Older NYers, Family Caregivers

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Unprecedented new funding over two years hailed by AARP ALBANY, New York – Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature provided a major increase in funding in the new state budget to help older New Yorkers and their family caregivers, including $36.2 million in new funding for the fiscal year that begins today and another $43.1 million for 2016-17. AARP is applauding Governor Cuomo – who proposed the funding in his executive budget – and the Legislature for taking a …

Groups Urge NY Senate to Support Patient Care Proposal

Posted on 03/26/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Governor’s Budget Proposal Would Allow More New Yorkers to Age at Home, Support Family Caregivers; Could Save Costs ALBANY, NEW YORK – Advocates for seniors, people with disabilities and health care professionals today called on the New York State Senate to support improved patient care and help for family caregivers by supporting a plan by Governor Andrew Cuomo to allow home health aides to perform more health care tasks with additional training. The proposal, part of the 2015-16 executive budget, …

Mohawk Valley Electric Costs 21% Above US Avg; AARP Urges Griffo for Consumer Watchdog

Posted on 03/24/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Constituents Deliver Hundreds of Postcards to State Senate Energy Chair Urging Independent Consumer Advocate UTICA, New York – Mohawk Valley residential customers of National Grid pay 21 percent more than the average American for electricity – and they can expect to cover the utility company’s costs to lobby for another rate hike in the next few years. AARP says consumers should have their own voice to fight for fair rates, and today association members delivered hundreds of constituents’ postcards to …