Can You Help Caregivers on August 4th?

Posted on 07/24/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Home & Family Millions of Californians are adding a job skill to their “life résumé” – that of family caregiver. Often they are assisting their loved ones so they can stay at home, but AARP surveys say that they often don’t know where to turn for help. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, but are often unaware of the critical resources and support available to them and how to cope with the challenges that come with being a caregiver. That is why …

Cinco costumbres de los conductores sagaces

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Home & Family por Julie E. Lee El Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (Instituto de Seguros para la Seguridad en las Carreteras) recientemente publicó noticias alentadoras: los conductores de 70 años de edad y mayores en la actualidad son menos propensos a involucrarse en colisiones automovilísticas que las generaciones anteriores. Si chocan, también son menos propensos a lesionarse gravemente o perder sus vidas. El instituto afirma que esto se debe a los automóviles más seguros e individuos más saludables. Mantenerse saludable mental y …

Support the California Caregiver Act of 2014!

Posted on 06/23/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Home & Family Over 4 million people in California are assisting their loved ones so they can stay at home. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, but are often unaware of the critical resources and support available to them. We can take some common sense steps to change that. That is why AARP is sponsoring the California Caregiver Act (AB 1744). This bill would create a Task Force responsible for identifying policies, resources and programs, as well as service gaps, and would …

New ‘Scorecard’ Report Gives California Mixed Grades in Serving Older, Disabled Residents

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Home & Family California ranks 9th overall when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, but AARP warns much more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve the state’s health care system around prevention & treatment, affordability & access in Adult Day Resource Center functions, nursing home costs/quality-of-life, quality-of-care in the LTSS system, and support for family caregivers. California’s ranking is part of a comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support from the nation’s leading organizations behind …

Support the California Caregiver Act of 2014

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Home & Family Are you taking care of a loved one – an older adult or an adult with a disability – who needs help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, or household shopping? Many individuals who need caregiving assistance rely on family, friends, or other unpaid caregivers. In fact, family support can allow seniors and individuals with disabilities to stay in their homes and communities. But sadly, many caregivers are unaware of the resources or support available to them, toiling away …

Punto de Inflexión: La Historia de una Persona Cuidando de un Ser Querido

Posted on 03/28/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Home & Family Post por invitada Blanca Castro, Gerente de Abogacía de AARP California In English | Todos tenemos un punto de inflexión en nuestras vidas. El mío vino cuando tenía 15 años, cuando fui testigo del colapso de mi madre durante un derrame cerebral masivo. Ella tenía tan solo 39 años de edad y el ataque la dejó permanentemente paralizada de su lado izquierdo. Ese día, casi hace 40 años, pasé de ser una típica adolescente en una familia de seis niños …