Caregiver communication: The difference between a successful transition home and a return trip to the hospital

Posted on 11/11/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Nevada If you’ve ever been a caregiver, you know that good communication from health professionals is critical when it comes to your ability to manage medications and perform other care tasks – especially when your family member is coming home from the hospital. That’s why AARP Nevada is pressing for legislation in 2015 that aims to cut down on re-admissions and help caregivers be better prepared to take care of loved ones at home. Called the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) …

Special offer: Take an unforgettable journey through the history of Doo Wop music

Posted on 11/10/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events | Nevada AARP members, family and friends are invited to take an unforgettable journey through the history of an iconic American art form with Forever Doo Wop at the Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas! Join us on Boomer Night – Thursday, December 11 at 7:00 PM – and receive an all-inclusive VIP experience for just $25. Click here to purchase tickets today using promo code BOOMER. Starring an all-star, eight-person ensemble of lead singers from some of America’s most influential musical …

Bill Aims to Ease the Transition from Hospital to Home

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

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Nevada AARP Nevada is pressing for legislation in 2015 that could reduce hospital readmissions by improving communication between hospital staff and family caregivers. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act would require hospitals to ask each patient to identify a caregiver. The hospital would teach the caregiver how to do follow-up procedures needed at home—such as managing medications or dressing wounds—and inform the caregiver when the patient is moved or discharged. In 2009 some 364,000 Nevadans provided unpaid care for family …

Find your way around the Health Care Law with free information sessions at Las Vegas libraries

Posted on 10/28/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Nevada Need help finding your way around the new Health Care Law?  AARP Nevada, in partnership with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, is pleased to offer free information sessions focused on how the law affects you and your family – whether or not you currently have health insurance, as well as recent changes to the law.  The sessions will include discussion of new benefits, protections and resources available under the law, and changes to the way those seeking insurance options connect with Nevada HealthLink, the …

Learn to love Facebook and Twitter with hands-on social media classes

Posted on 10/24/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Nevada Are your family and friends on Facebook, while you’re still wondering what’s in it for you?  Or if you already use Facebook, do you worry about privacy on the social network? Hate sifting through irrelevant or annoying posts to find what you’re looking for? Do you want to learn about getting started on Twitter, and how it can help you follow breaking news, “jump the line” for customer service, cheer on your team, comment during a TV show you like, …

AARP Nevada Recognizes Domingo Floresta with 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Nevada | Volunteering Domingo Floresta has been selected to receive the 2014 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service – the organization’s most prestigious state volunteer award.  The award recognizes Floresta’s dedicated, inspiring service to the Las Vegas community as a volunteer leader. As a volunteer, Floresta leads the Patient Ambassador Program at St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Rose de Lima Campus. Seeing a need for patient and family advocacy, Floresta helped develop and build the Ambassador program from the ground up, regularly working …