Holiday Visits Provide Opportunities to Check on the Well-Being of Older Relatives

Posted on 12/12/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Nevada By Nicole Duritz I remember visiting a great aunt over the holidays a few years ago and sitting across the kitchen table from her as she was taking her (many) morning medications. As we’re chatting, I noticed her going for the same prescription bottle that she just took a pill from. I asked, “Didn’t you just take that one?” She looked a little surprised and said, “Oh, well, I guess two can’t hurt.” I gently explained that taking her medications …

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

Posted on 12/1/2014 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, …

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

Posted on 12/1/2014 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 …

Save on tickets to holiday classic The Nutcracker

Posted on 11/8/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events | Nevada Love the ballet? AARP members, friends and family can purchase tickets to Nevada Ballet Theatre’s 2014/15 productions at a special price! In collaboration with AARP Nevada, NBT is offering a $20 discount on tickets for perennial holiday favorite The Nutcracker,on Dec. 13-14 and Dec. 19-21, and Giselle, on May 9 and 10, 2015 . All NBT productions are at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. Save $20 per seat while supplies last!  Visit the online box office here: …

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 …