Easing Transitions from Hospital to Home

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

Home & Family 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. …

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 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

Home & Family 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

Home & Family 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. …

December 2014 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

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

Home & Family Check out the December 2014 AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: A preview of some of the issues we’ll be working on during the 2015 session of the North Dakota Legislature. Our search for a new state volunteer president. Where to get help during the Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period. How to protect yourself from holiday scams. A request for your caregiving story. and the latest schedule of driver safety classes around the state. If you’d like to receive …

Save Money! Take the AARP Safe Driving Class

Posted on 11/23/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers age 50+ have never looked back since they got their first driver’s license, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. By taking a driver safety course you’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. You’ll learn how …