Easing Transitions from Hospital to Home

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | North Dakota AARP North Dakota is urging lawmakers to pass legislation in 2015 that could reduce hospital readmissions and ease patients’ transition from hospital to home. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act would allow each patient to designate a family caregiver and ensure the caregiver is notified if the patient is moved or discharged. The bill also would require the hospital to show the caregiver how to perform follow-up medical tasks needed at home, such as managing medications or dressing wounds. …

N.D. Legislature Convenes January 6; Read about AARP Priority Issues and Learn How to Get Involved

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | North Dakota AARP North Dakota has six priorities going into the 2015 session of the North Dakota Legislature beginning in January. The priorities focus on support for family caregivers, helping people of all ages save for a financially secure retirement, ensuring current retirement programs are preserved, property tax relief, support for more options allowing people to live safely in their own homes as they age, and protections for vulnerable adults. Family Caregivers It’s a fact: the vast majority of older North Dakotans …

Protect Yourself from ID Theft, Fraud and Scams by Joining AARP’s Fraud Watch Network

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work | North Dakota Even during the holiday season, fraudsters don’t give up trying to scam you out of your money. In fact, because this is a season of giving for many, you could find yourself donating to fake charities. The AARP Fraud Watch Network is designed to give you access to information to help protect you and your family from identity theft, fraud and scams. It’s free and open to everyone – members, non-members and people of all ages – and it allows …

Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Now Open; Find Local Help in North Dakota Here

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work | North Dakota Open enrollment season for the Health Insurance Marketplace began Nov. 15 and runs until Feb. 15, 2015. You can take advantage of open enrollment whether you’re insured and looking for better coverage or if you don’t have insurance and need to enroll for the first time. Remember, the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) made obtaining health insurance coverage possible for millions of Americans. Regardless of your health history, you can’t be turned down for coverage. Please note: The Marketplace is not …

Are You Among North Dakota’s 75,000 Family Caregivers? Tell Us Your Caregiving Story

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | North Dakota There’s a silent army of family caregivers in this country that includes more than 100,000 North Dakotans each year. These family caregivers work tirelessly, taking on a great labor of love to ensure that their loved ones – from spouses, siblings, parents, grandparents, and friends – can live independently, with dignity, at home. They’re always on call – often with no breaks or paid vacations. And their voices need to be heard. One of those voices might even be yours. …

AARP North Dakota Searching for New Volunteer State President

Posted on 11/24/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

North Dakota | Volunteering Are you a passionate, strategic thinker with outstanding leadership qualities and the ability to motivate and inspire others? Do you have a passion for issues that impact the more than 228,000 North Dakota residents age 50+? If so, we have a once-in-a-lifetime volunteer opportunity for you! AARP North Dakota is conducting a statewide search for the position of state president. This is a high-level volunteer position that allows you to utilize your skills and experience to make a difference in …