Caregivers Searching for More Help

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family By Ray Huard About four years ago, Antoinette Alioto’s 86-year-old father was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Weeks later, her mother, 82, suffered two strokes. Suddenly, Alioto, a single mother of four children in San Diego, was faced with becoming an almost full-time caregiver while trying to get a small business teaching cooking classes off the ground. Her three sisters helped, but Alioto, 50, said she became the primary caregiver. “It was pretty much around the clock,” Alioto said. “My …

Cupcakes and Caregiving: Here’s Help

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family Providing care for a family member can be one of the most rewarding and most challenging tasks that any person can face. On Nov. 22, AARP will honor caregivers as part of National Family Caregivers Month by giving away cupcakes and information at the Downey Farmers Market, 11039 Downey Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. AARP caregiving experts will be available to answer questions and provide resources. Across California, more than 4 million people help with food preparation and …

Can You Help Caregivers on August 14th?

Posted on 08/13/2014 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 …