AARP Applauds Enactment of the CARE Act

Posted on 05/5/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving Our top legislative priority during the recently-concluded Indiana General Assembly session has been signed into law by Governor Pence!  The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, House Bill 1265, improves coordination and communication between the state’s 1.34 million unpaid Hoosier family caregivers, their loved ones and hospitals. “Our family caregivers here in Indiana are truly the backbone of our long-term care system,” said AARP Indiana State Director June Lyle.  “We are so pleased that the CARE Act recognizes this, and the …

A Dramatic Boost in Health Coverage

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing By Nancy Johnson For years, counselors at the nonprofit Covering Kids & Families of Indiana had to give bad news to some low-income people seeking health coverage: They earned too much to qualify for Medicaid, were too young for Medicare and couldn’t afford a commercial plan. But that changed dramatically early this year after Gov. Mike Pence (R) announced that the state had received approval from the federal government to use Medicaid funds for an expanded version of the Healthy …

Caregiver Connection Events Help Support Hoosier Caregivers!

Posted on 04/17/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Events “The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.” -Ethel Percy Andrus Nobody understands “giving of oneself to others” better than caregivers. These unsung heroes dedicate their time selflessly to family members and friends by providing much needed services valued at $9.4 billion. To put that into perspective that is four times the total amount of Medicaid dollars spent on long-term care statewide. These staggering statistics are one …

Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 usa fondos de Medicaid para llegar a más residentes

Posted on 04/14/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Español | Health & Wellbeing Por Nancy Johnson Por años, los asesores de la organización sin fines de lucro Covering Kids & Families of Indiana eran los encargados de dar malas noticias a algunas personas de bajos ingresos que buscaban cobertura médica: ganaban demasiado para resultar elegibles para Medicaid, eran demasiado jóvenes para Medicare y no podían afrontar un plan comercial. Pero eso cambió drásticamente a principios de este año cuando el gobernador Mike Pence (republicano) anunció que el estado había recibido la aprobación del …

Help for New Family Caregivers

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family By Nicole Duritz Forty two million Americans provide support to older parents, spouses and other loved ones. If you’re caring for a loved one, you may not think of yourself this way, but you are likely a family caregiver. Maybe you took on the role suddenly, or perhaps the responsibility evolved over time. While each family situation is unique, you can learn a lot from those who have been on this path before you. Here’s some advice from AARP and …

Outsmart the Scam Artist!

Posted on 04/7/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Events It is time to show the scammers and identity thieves who’s boss! It is time to Outsmart the Scam Artist! Within Indiana, the total number of identity theft and fraud complaints was more than 35,000 in 2014. Hoosiers take this number very seriously. That is why AARP Indiana, the Indiana Attorney General’s Office, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office and the Office of U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly are holding two events in May in Indianapolis to address this alarming problem. Each …