AARP names Rep. Robert Johnson among distinguished Capitol Caregivers

Posted on 06/18/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Volunteering Baton Rouge, La. –AARP volunteer advocates gathered at the Louisiana State Capitol today to recognize Representative Robert Johnson (Marksville) as a “Capitol Caregiver” for his work to increase patients access to high-quality health care by strengthening the ability of advanced practice registered nurses to deliver care. “We thank Representative Johnson for his leadership in exploring barriers that prevent Louisianans from getting high-quality health care in their communities and supporting policies that will help family caregivers better care for their loved …

AARP SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Posted on 06/11/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Volunteering Baton Rouge, LA  — AARP Louisiana is now accepting nominations for its 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Louisianans, aged 50 and older, who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community. “AARP Louisiana is excited to shine a light on 50+ Louisianans who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Brenda G. Hatfield, AARP Volunteer State President. Nominations will be evaluated …

DHH Announce Consumer Advisory Council Members

Posted on 06/3/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Technology | Volunteering BATON ROUGE, LA – May 26, 2015 – The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) announced the formation of a Consumer Advisory Council today that will engage Louisiana residents in the use of health information technology (IT) to improve health and health care quality in the state. The Consumer Advisory Council will support the promotion, advancement and utilization of health IT tools, such as electronic health records (EHRs) and patient portals, among …

Volunteer Advocates: the Power behind AARP Louisiana

Posted on 05/20/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Volunteering Let’s face it.  We’re getting older.  How we live out our old age, whether it’s at home with the help of a family caregiver, an assisted living facility or nursing home, is of great importance. According to AARP’s caregiving survey, 90% of Louisianans said they want to live at home for as long as possible with the support of family caregivers.  An overwhelming majority of Louisianans also want their taxpayer dollars going toward funding home and community based services to …

AARP Releases Caregiving Survey

Posted on 05/7/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving 90 percent of Louisiana voters say home and community based services are important to stay in their own home as they age AARP urges Governor to advance Bayou Choices Baton Rouge, La. – Overwhelmingly Louisianans want to live independently at home for as long as possible with the help of family caregivers, according to a recent survey released by AARP Louisiana. “Time and time again AARP surveys have shown that people want to live at home and in their communities …

Avoid Scams with Fraud Watch Alerts

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

Finances 50+ | Home & Family AARP Louisiana is encouraging Bayou Staters to protect themselves from scams by using free resources available through the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Anyone can sign up for real-time alerts on the latest scams, get tips on how to stop them and report their own experiences for a nationwide scam tracking map. AARP also will be at the Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference in Slidell on June 22 to inform participants about trends in fraud and identity theft. The Federal Trade …