State Ranks Low in Supporting Caregivers

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing According to a recently released scorecard on states’ efforts to provide long-term services and supports, New Hampshire has a long way to go to make it easy for Granite Staters to age in place. The state ranks 46th in the percentage of Medicaid long-term care dollars spent on services that help keep people in their homes and communities as they age. Roughly 80 percent of those dollars go to nursing home care. In addition, the scorecard ranks New Hampshire last …

Alzheimer’s Cafes Offered at a Variety of Sites

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The following information is being reprinted — with permission — from New Hampshire Union Leader’s Senior News column (August 11, 2014).  Special cafes for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, along with their families, are offered at a variety of sites. The cafes vary but each offers families a blend of social time and support in safe and relaxed environments.  Atkinson: Atkinson Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive, hosts an Alzheimer’s Café from 10 to noon the …

Decide. Create. Share.℠ Event for New Hampshire Women

Posted on 08/26/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Health & Wellbeing If you’re like most women, you’re a master planner.  You plan your career, your wedding, your children’s education and social activities, your family vacations and holidays.  Orchestrating so many life events for others can leave you with little time for yourself.  However, planning for your own tomorrow is vitally important.  If you don’t plan for yourself, someone else will plan for you.  AARP’s  Decide.Create.Share.℠ free event is a fun, interactive program designed to help women in their 40s, 50s and …

Way to Well Heath Tour is Coming to New Hampshire

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The Way to Well Health Tour  – which travels the country delivering free health tests, education and consultations to adults 18 and over – is coming to Manchester and Nashua! The preventive and early detection health services offered through the tour provide a baseline status of visitors’ overall health. During tour stops, a certified wellness staff administers free health tests and risk assessment that will provide participants with personal health information that may indicate symptoms and potential risks for cancer, heart …

New Report on Family Caregivers

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The United Hospital Fund and AARP Public Policy Institute issued a report with compelling new evidence that family caregivers who provide complex chronic care to people who also have cognitive and behavioral health conditions face particularly demanding challenges, including high levels of self-reported depression. As a result, a majority of them (61 percent) reported feeling stress “sometimes to always,” between their caregiving responsibilities and trying to meet other work or family obligations.  Adding to the challenge, people with cognitive and …

New Hampshire Receives Low Scores on Long-Term Care System

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Health & Wellbeing New Hampshire ranks #46 when it comes to offering services that help keep people in their homes and communities as they age. AARP warns more must be done to change our long-term care system in order to give people the care they want and need, in the setting of their choice, at a lesser price. Nearly all – 94% — of New Hampshire residents say they want to age at home, and not a nursing home.  Raising Expectations 2014: A …