Share Your Story of Caregiving

Share Your Story of Caregiving

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family AARP is asking Kentuckians caring for frail family members to share their stories. AARP advocates will use the stories to explain caregivers’ needs to legislators and reporters. More than one million unpaid caregivers in Kentucky provided more than 700 million hours of care to relatives and friends in 2009, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute. “If family caregivers were no longer available, the economic cost to Kentucky’s health and long-term care systems would rise astronomically,” said Jim Kimbrough, AARP …

Senate Committee Moves Family Caregiving Study Forward

Senate Committee Moves Family Caregiving Study Forward

Posted on 03/6/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Home & Family AARP is fighting to help seniors live independently and for the family caregivers who make it possible for them to stay in their homes. In any given year an estimated 735,000 Kentuckians are caregivers for a loved one. These family caregivers are the backbone of the state’s long term care system providing unpaid assistance to Kentucky’s elderly and vulnerable citizens. They provide an estimated 704 million hours of care at an estimated value of $7.1 billion. Following discussion and testimony by …

Up Next on AARP Live: Caregiving

Up Next on AARP Live: Caregiving

Posted on 02/17/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Home & Family February AARP Live Show Features Caregiving – Watch and Join the show on RFD-TV. Everyday, millions of Americans are helping take care of aging parents, a spouse or a family member. Have you helped care for a loved one or do you know someone who is a family caregiver? According to the Pew Research Center, 39% of adults in the United States care for someone with significant health issues. Don’t miss your chance to join a special conversation about caregiving on …

Caregiving: Are there boundaries?

Caregiving: Are there boundaries?

Posted on 01/12/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Home & Family A special guest, Peter Rosenberger, offers his thoughts on caregivers and their needs.  Peter says he earned his, “PhD in caregiving from the school of hard knocks.” Of the many challenges affecting today’s 65 million volunteer caregivers, one issue seems to loom over them all: boundaries.  In a short-term event such as trauma, surgery, or recoverable illness, the immediate needs of the afflicted usually eclipse the needs of others—and boundaries often go out the window.  With a chronic or permanent malady or …

Watch AARP Live on RFD-TV

Watch AARP Live on RFD-TV

Posted on 09/15/2013 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Home & Family AARP Live is back Thursday, September 19th at 9:00 p.m. CT / 10:00 p.m. ET.  Watch Kentucky’s own, Charlotte Whittaker, as she joins other AARP state office guests and RFD-TV host, Mark Oppold. Join the conversation at 1-877-731-6733 with your questions.  Tweet questions to @AARPLive. The one hour live show is streamed online: www.AARP.org/rfd and www.facebook.com/aarplive.  Click to find RFD-TV in your hometown.  September’s AARP Live line-up: Affordable Care Act and what it means for you State fairs around the …

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How To Handle A Fender-Bender

Posted on 08/6/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee, Vice President & National Director, AARP Driver Safety, Education and Outreach Despite our best intentions, most drivers will be involved in a fender-bender at some point in their lifetime. While fender-benders are more common during heavy traffic and low speeds, they can happen anytime, anywhere. From parking lots and driveways, to busy intersections and highways, it is important to know how to respond to this type of crash, if and when you’re involved in one. Keep …