— Taking care of a loved one isn’t always a walk in the park. Family caregiving means juggling a lot of kinds of help—personal, financial, medical, and more. Now you can talk to others dealing with the same issues. Register today to ask questions and learn about the issues important to you. What You Need to Know About Medicare and Social Security When Caring for a Loved One Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, 6:00-6:30 pm CT Learn Medicare basics such as eligibility, enrollment and what’s …

— Join Marco as he talks about his mother and caregiving in the Latino community Join television personality, public speaker, and activist Marco Antonio Regil for a special Caregiving Q&A on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm CT, as he shares his experience and answers questions about caring for a loved one. When Marco was just 18, his mother suffered injuries in a car accident that left her bedridden for a year. As he took care of her, she became …

— Taking care of a loved one isn’t always a walk in the park. Family caregiving means juggling many areas of help—personal, financial, medical, and more. Now you can talk to others dealing with the same issues. AARP’s Caregiving Q&A Webcasts are hosted by Dr. Jean Accius, a nationally recognized expert on aging policy, livable communities and long-term services. Register today to ask questions and learn about the issues important to you. How to Manage the Daily Needs of Your Loved One Tuesday, August …

— Learn how to create a family plan and find the support you need You may care for someone full time, 24/7. Or you may help someone with driving or grocery shopping a couple times a week. Either way, you’re a caregiver. And AARP’s caregiving expert, Amy Goyer, is here to guide you on your journey during the Online CAREversations Workshop. It’s a live, interactive event, so it’s the perfect way for busy people like you to access expert advice, interact …

— Louisiana ranks 40 when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities, and AARP warns much more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to meet changing demographic demands. Specific areas of concern in Louisiana include affordability and access and support for family caregivers. This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation. Picking Up …

— Take a virtual tour and learn how to make every room safer. April 12, 2017 6 p.m. CT Are you a family caregiver? If so, don’t miss Home Safe Home, a virtual room-by-room makeover tour on how to make every room in your home safer for loved ones. And stay tuned as caregiving author Sherri Snelling and livable communities expert Karen Kafantaris answer your questions from the studio. What will you learn? Dozens of smart solutions to make any home …

— AARP Louisiana recently recognized Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards as a 2016 Capitol Caregiver. Capitol Caregivers are a bipartisan group of elected officials from across the country who fought for family caregivers in 2016- identifying needs facing caregivers, overcoming barriers to prevent caregivers from getting support, and establishing policies that will help family caregivers have the tools they need to care for their loved ones. Governor Edwards was recognized for his leadership and support of Act 351, also known as …

— Seven out of 10 Americans turning 65 can expect to need long-term care during their lifetime, and 9 out of 10 Louisianans want to live at home as they age. Yet 70 percent of Medicaid funding for long-term care in the state goes to nursing homes. AARP wants to rebalance the long-term care system by shifting more money to services that help people stay in their own homes as they age, which is a more cost-effective use of tax dollars. …

— AARP Louisiana has announced that State Representative Helena Moreno is the recipient of the 2016 Legislator of the Year Award for championing issues that improve the quality of life for older Louisianans. AARP volunteers selected Representative Moreno of New Orleans because she fought for family caregivers on several fronts.  Representative Moreno led the fight on behalf of 600,000 family caregivers by co-authoring the Louisiana Family Caregiver Act and championing the bill on the House side, and led negotiations to craft …

— On Tuesday, Nov. 29  AARP Louisiana presented State Senator Yvonne Colomb with the 2016 Legislator of the Year Award for championing issues that improve the quality of life for older Louisianans. AARP volunteers selected Senator Colomb of Baton Rouge because she fought for family caregivers on several fronts.  Senator Colomb led the fight on behalf of 600,000 family caregivers by authoring the Louisiana Family Caregiver Act, which improves the involvement of family caregivers during their loved one’s hospital stay. She also …