AARP Caregiving App

Posted on 04/17/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

About AARP | Community | Uncategorized Download the AARP Caregiving app on ITUNES for FREE! Technology can also play a role in helping manage your caregiving and other responsibilities. AARP recently released an app called AARP Caregiving. It’s available for free from the Apple iTunes app store for iOS and can be used to help manage medications, keep up a list of contacts (doctors, insurance, friends, and others), store insurance card and photo ID images, and more. You can even share access to the app with …

EVENT: May 20th, Family Caregivers Fun, Food, & Facts Fair

Posted on 04/17/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Events Join AARP New Jersey at our Family Caregivers Fun, Food & Facts Fair on May 20th!: Calling all family caregivers to join us for this FREE event! Learn about how the new CARE Act benefits you and your family Share stories with and get support from your fellow caregivers Learn about resources that are available to help you right now to make your life as a caregiver a little easier Chat 1-on-1 with representatives from state and non-profit agencies who …

EVENT: AARP-Sponsored NJ Spotlight Webinar, May 12

Posted on 04/17/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Uncategorized Join AARP NJ’s LIVE webinar with NJ Spotlight on May 12th from 4pm-5pm EST.   Currently, over 1 million New Jersey residents are caring for aging parents or loved ones at home. On May 12, 2015, a New Jersey law will go into effect that is designed to provide support to these family caregivers so the elderly can stay at home longer. The name of the new law is the Caregiver, Record, Enable (CARE) Act. Join an AARP & NJ …

The Care Act goes into effect May 12!

Posted on 04/17/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Uncategorized Do you know what May 12th represents? The day the CARE Act goes into effect in NJ and starts supporting over 1.7 million Family Caregivers and their loved ones! Over one million New Jersey residents are caring for an aging parent or loved one, helping them to live independently in their own homes.  These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act will make a world of difference to them.  That’s why AARP supported …

Financing In-home Care

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Home & Family About 9 out of 10 Americans age 50-plus want to remain in their homes as they age, according to AARP research. To help more New Jerseyans achieve that goal, the state has removed a barrier that previously kept many elderly and disabled people from qualifying for Medicaid coverage of in-home services such as help with bathing or preparing meals. In the past, state residents needing long-term care could spend down their savings to become eligible for Medicaid in a nursing …

After 3 ½ Year Campaign, NJ Orders JCP&L Rate Cut  

Posted on 03/18/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Advocacy AARP is pleased that the result of today’s actions by the NJ Board of Public Utilities will be a reduction in base utility rates for JCP&L’s more than 1 million customers.  Prior to today’s decision, JCP&L’s rates had not been fully reviewed for almost a decade.  And while we are disappointed that rates are not being lowered more, a rate cut is certainly better than a rate increase. This decision vindicates the efforts of AARP and others, led by the …