Is Your Legislator a Caregiver Champion?

Is Your Legislator a Caregiver Champion?

Posted on 03/27/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Home & Family Elder advocates gathered at the state Capitol today to urge legislators to sign a pledge of support for Senate Bill 2264, also known as the CARE Act. The names of legislators who sign the Caregiver Champion pledge will be shared with AARP members across the state, as well as nearly a quarter million (247,000) family caregivers who provide care to loved ones throughout the year. Given the state’s rapidly aging population, and the large number of family caregivers who help …

Telephone Town Hall Builds Support for Senate Bill 2264

Telephone Town Hall Builds Support for Senate Bill 2264

Posted on 03/19/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Home & Family On March 15 AARP Hawaii reached out by telephone to members across the state to talk about a bill before the state Legislature that would offer relief to family caregivers. Senate Bill 2264 – the CARE Act – would require hospitals to give caregivers the instruction they need to care for their loved ones when the patient is discharged. Joining AARP Hawaii State Director Barbara Kim Stanton on the call were state Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland (District 13) and AARP …

Maui Event Focuses on Caregiving and Long-Term Care

Maui Event Focuses on Caregiving and Long-Term Care

Posted on 03/19/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Home & Family AARP Hawaii sponsored a community workshop on caregiving and long-term care at the Maui Beach Hotel, Maui Lani Room, on Monday March 24. The featured speaker was Susan Reinhard, director of AARP’s Public Policy Institute and the author of a national study that challenges assumptions of the traditional role of family caregiving. The study, appropriately named Home Alone, found that as people live longer, family caregivers are called upon to provide increasingly complex kinds of care – such as injections …

Caregiving Expert Speaks at Kona Community Event

Caregiving Expert Speaks at Kona Community Event

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Home & Family The director of AARP’s Public Policy Institute visited Kona on Tuesday, March 25 to speak at a free community event focusing on caregiving and long-term care at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. Susan Reinhard is the author of a national study that challenges the assumptions many people have of family caregiving. The study, Home Alone found that as people live longer, family caregivers are called upon to provide increasingly complex kinds of care – such as injections and wound …

Advocates Press for Support of Caregiver Bill

Advocates Press for Support of Caregiver Bill

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Home & Family Elder advocates descended on the state Capitol Tuesday in support of Senate Bill 2264 – the CARE Act – in anticipation of a hearing by the House Health Committee. About 30 AARP volunteers met with House legislators to urge support of the measure that would require hospitals to provide family caregivers with instruction needed to care for loved ones at home after discharge. “Hawaii’s family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and their role in the home is expanding to include …

Senator Brian Schatz Introduces Safe Streets Bill

Senator Brian Schatz Introduces Safe Streets Bill

Posted on 02/11/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Home & Family AARP applauds Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz for introducing the Safe Streets Act of 2014, legislation to improve the safety of America’s roads and expand access for all users. “We commend Senator Schatz for introducing legislation that will ensure that the needs of all users of our transportation systems are taken into account,” said AARP Hawaii State Director Barbara Kim Stanton. “We welcome the opportunity to work with the Senator on mobility solutions that allow residents of all ages to stay …