AARP Report: New York on Track for Billion-Dollar Baby Boomer Flight Problem

Posted on 09/8/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Contacts: David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org; Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org AARP, City & State Join with Comptroller DiNapoli, State & National Leaders to Look at 50+ Economy & Impact – Problems & Solutions to Boomer Flight Albany, New York – Baby Boomers in New York State’s workforce are set to deliver a whopping $179 billion a year to the state’s economy in their retirement – if they stick around, that is. A new AARP report out today says that 60% of working Boomers …

Rep. Slaughter Moves to Ensure Women’s Health Weighted in Clinical Testing of Rx

Posted on 07/25/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Contact: Erik Kriss ekriss@aarp.org; David Irwin dirwin@aarp.org AARPNY Commends Congresswoman for Co-Sponsoring Bill to Increase Testing of Drugs’ Impacts on Women ROCHESTER, New York – When it comes to clinical trials for new drugs, all things are not created equal – and Rep. Louise Slaughter of Fairport (NY-25) wants to change that. As drugs can have different effects on women and men, today, AARP New York praised the Congresswoman for taking a stand for equality in medical research by becoming one of …

AARP Praises Reps. Gibson, Higgins for Backing Medicare Home Health Care Bill

Posted on 07/3/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Contact: Erik Kriss ekriss@aarp.org   Hudson Valley, Western New York Congressmen Co-Sponsor Bill Allowing More Health Care Professionals to Order Home Health Services NEW YORK, New York – AARP is applauding Reps. Chris Gibson of the Hudson Valley and Brian Higgins of Western New York for signing onto a bi-partisan bill that would allow additional health care professionals to order cost-saving home health services for Medicare participants. The Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (H.R. 2504) authorizes nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse-midwives and physician …

Support Family Caregivers

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP New York is asking lawmakers to support family caregivers who play a critical role when a loved one comes home from a hospital stay. Introduced in May, the Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act would allow every patient to identify a caregiver and would require hospital staff to show caregivers how to perform medical or nursing tasks needed at home, such as managing medications or dressing wounds. Hospitals also would be required to notify caregivers of discharge plans. “Ensuring …

Southern Tier Caregiver Crisis Could Become Disaster as Population Ages; AARP Offers Solutions

Posted on 05/15/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org; David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org     Association Proposes More Cost-Saving, In-home Services for Elderly, Med Task Demos for Caregivers Before Hospital Discharges BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – New York State is already at the bottom of the barrel in providing needed supports for 4.1 million family caregivers, who provide care valued at $32 billion annually to their parents, spouses and other loved ones. Today, AARP warned a looming demographic shift leaving fewer people able to provide that care could spell …

Fighting Hunger in New York One Person at a Time

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Health & Wellbeing It is a Monday afternoon, and my telephone rings.  It is a woman, Mary, who wants to know more about SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).  She takes care of her sister, Rose, who has dementia and is having trouble making ends meet.  She has heard about AARP’s SNAP application service and wants to know if she is eligible. I ask her a couple of short questions, and am able to tell her that based on the information she has given …