Care for Caregivers: Tell Your Story

Posted on 07/15/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy AARP is asking caregivers across the state to weigh in on what services could help them most. Answers will be collected and shared with policymakers to help meet the needs of Ohio families and reduce the costs of long-term care. At any given time, about 1.7 million Ohioans are serving as family caregivers, providing services valued at $17.5 billion annually. Supportive services for caregivers could result in more Ohioans continuing to live at home rather than moving into institutional care, …

Scorecard promotes policies that support independence

Posted on 06/18/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy Ohio ranks 44th compared to other states in report released Thursday, June 19: “Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers.” “This report highlights where Ohio is making progress and where we should continue to secure improvements in serving individuals and families with long-term care needs,” says Jane Taylor, state director for AARP Ohio. “It is noteworthy that of the 26 measures, Ohio improved on 8 measures, …

Many Ohioans at high risk of online financial fraud

Posted on 05/12/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy A new AARP study identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud. The report, “Caught in the Scammer’s Net”, a survey of 11,741 adults, including 1,018 in Ohio,  finds that 1,100,000 Ohio Internet users may be at increased risk of being victimized based on this new profile. The study, which compared victims and non-victims, finds that it is the combination of online behaviors and life experiences that …

AARP commends lawmakers for protecting adults

Posted on 05/5/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy Adult victims of neglect, physical or emotional abuse and financial exploitation will be better protected under provisions in the state budget adopted last night by the Ohio General Assembly. The budget resolution not only increases Adult Protective Services funding shared by all 88 counties from the $500,000 allocated in previous years to $10 million for the fiscal year that opens July 1, but also puts in place a study committee that must recommend by September 1 how to improve the …

AARP continues to champion legal protections for Ohioans on their monthly utility bills.

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy Contact: Luke Russell, lrussell@aarp.org Columbus, OH. – AARP supports elimination of language by the Ohio House in the Budget Bill (HB 483) that would have removed legal protections for natural gas and electricity consumers and their monthly utility bills. AARP opposed provisions that would have allowed utilities to seek rate increases for the cost to clean up long defunct manufactured gas and electric plants (MGP). “AARP is thankful that consumers in Ohio, including AARP members, will not be impacted by …

AARP Opposes Charging Consumers for Clean Up of Manufactured Gas and Electric Plants.

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy Contact: Luke Russell, lrussell@aarp.org AARP wants Ohioans to have legal protection on their monthly utility bills. Columbus, OH. – AARP opposes legislation that would remove legal protections for natural gas consumers and their monthly utility bills.  The legislation that AARP opposes would allow utilities to seek rate increases for the cost to clean up long defunct manufactured gas and electric plants (MGP).  AARP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the interests of people age 50 and older. Older consumers in …