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Study: Nevada Family Caregivers Provide $4.3 Billion in Unpaid Care

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Family caregivers in Nevada provided 324 million hours of care—worth an estimated $4.3 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 sales ($469 billion) of the four largest U.S. tech companies combined (Apple, Hewlett Packard, IBM, and Microsoft) …

End Summer with a “Bash” on September 12 – featuring classic hits and classic cars

Posted on 06/10/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Members, family and friends are invited to enjoy great music, a classic car show, food and family-friendly fun with AARP Nevada at the 2015 KOOL/KJUL End of Summer Bash on Saturday, September 12 at the Cannery Hotel (2121 East Craig Road, North Las Vegas). Headliners for this celebrated annual event include favorites The Vogues (“Five o’clock World”), The Surfaris (“Wipe Out”), The Marcels (“Footprints in the Sand”) and Junior Walker & The All-Stars (“Shotgun”). The event is free, but tickets are required for …

Las Vegas film fans, join the Cinemaniacs movie club!

Posted on 05/20/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Are you a movie lover? Do you enjoy comparing notes with fellow theatergoers? Do you share reviews or even write your own? Whether you enjoy comedies or dramas, Oscar contenders or big-budget blockbusters, the AARP Nevada Cinemaniacs may be just the group for you! This movie club is a fun place for AARP members and friends who live in the Las Vegas valley to discuss current releases, favorite films and more.  The group meets every other month to discuss movies selected by …

Family caregivers and their loved ones win as the CARE Act becomes law

Posted on 05/6/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

More than 500,000 Nevada family caregivers and their loved ones will get some much needed help, as the bill known as the CARE Act (SB177) was passed and signed into law during the 78th (2015) session of the Nevada Legislature. The new law strengthens communication between hospitals and family caregivers, ensuring a designated caregiver is notified when a loved one is discharged or transferred, and receives instruction on any after-care required at home – such as managing prescriptions or dressing wounds. …

Find your perfect “CarFit” with a free check-up September 17

Posted on 05/4/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

How well does your car fit you? Do you have a clear view out your vehicle’s windows? Can you reach and manage all controls and adjust the seat and seat belt so they’re secure, yet comfortable? The right adjustments can improve comfort, control and confidence behind the wheel. CarFit is an educational program that provides a quick, yet comprehensive review of how well you and your vehicle work together. The program, developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy …

Help family caregivers on your team with a free workshop

Posted on 05/2/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

More than 500,000 Nevadans are family caregivers.  So if you’re a business owner or manager, chances are you have some on your team. They care for an older parent, spouse or other loved one – helping them with transportation, errands and medical tasks to help them live independently at home. This can mean extra stress, time away from work, and impacts to their own health. AARP Nevada offers a free 20 to 30 minute workshop that can help the family …