Forum Explores How CARE Act Could Help You

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

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act takes effect this month in the Garden State, and AARP New Jersey is planning a forum May 20 in North Bergen to inform family caregivers how the new law may affect them. The act allows hospital patients to designate a family caregiver and requires hospitals to notify the caregiver before the patient is moved or discharged. In addition, the hospital will show caregivers how to perform tasks needed at home, such as managing …

New Law Gives Support to Family Caregivers

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

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family By Christina Hernandez Sherwood Susan Zebrowski has been her mother’s primary caregiver since the older woman received a diagnosis of bone marrow cancer more than two years ago. Along with household duties, Zebrowski sees to her mother’s needs by giving her medications, taking her to doctor visits and monitoring her condition. Zebrowski, 59, of Mansfield Township, has had to figure out much of this on her own. When her mother, Matilda Albert, 85, was discharged after hospital stays, care instructions …

Una nueva ley estatal ayuda a los cuidadores

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

Caregiving | Español | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Por Christina Hernandez Sherwood Susan Zebrowski ha sido la principal cuidadora de su madre desde que la señora fue diagnosticada con cáncer en la médula ósea hace más de dos años. Además de las tareas hogareñas, Zebrowski atiende las necesidades de su madre al administrar sus medicamentos, llevarla al médico y monitorear su afección. Zebrowski, de 59 años, del municipio de Mansfield, ha tenido que arreglárselas prácticamente sola. Cuando su madre, Matilda Albert, de 85 años, recibió el alta después de estar …

Paid sick leave for NJ workers would benefit ALL of us

Posted on 04/24/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Advocacy In New Jersey, 1.2 million workers do not have the ability to earn sick days. Earned sick days can reduce emergency room visits, saving $1.1 billion a year nationally. Parents with paid sick days are 20 percent less likely to send a sick child to school, reducing the likelihood that their child’s illness will infect other children and staff. And speaking of disease transmission, 80 percent of food service workers in the United States have no paid sick days. When …

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 …