Tax Credit for Caregivers Advocated

Tax Credit for Caregivers Advocated

Posted on 12/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family   By Nancy Johnson At Patty Thornton’s home, everything revolves around her mom, Mary Hosinski. “We call her the queen,” Thornton said. Nine years ago, Hosinski, now 93, suffered a stroke that left her unable to speak and made walking difficult. Faced with the prospect of putting her mom into a nursing home, Thornton, 65, moved her mother into her own South Bend house. Since then, Thornton and her husband, Chris, 63, have reorganized their jobs—as an exercise instructor and …

Family Gathers for Christmas

Hoosier Family Caregivers Provide $9.4 Billion in Help to Relatives

Posted on 12/18/2012 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Home & Family As families across the Hoosier state gather for the holidays, AARP Indiana is encouraging folks to assess their current caregiving plans.  Last year, 1.34 million Hoosiers provided unpaid care for a loved one, placing the economic value of their help at $9.4 billion.  Nationwide, one in four adults provides such unpaid care.* “We consistently see in our surveys that an overwhelming majority of people want to age at home as long as possible,” says AARP Indiana State Director June Lyle.  …

Tips for Home Energy Help

Tips for Home Energy Help

Posted on 11/16/2012 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Home & Family By Jean Setzfand, Vice President, Financial Security, AARP Education and Outreach Struggling to pay your cooling or heating bills? Help is available. AARP can help you find assistance to stay cool this summer and warm next winter. Home Cooling and Heating Help You may be able to get help paying your utility costs through the Federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). How much help you may receive depends on your income and household size, how much it costs …