Governor Martinez Signs Family Caregiving Bill

Posted on 04/10/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Home & Family | Local Resources HB139 Formally Includes Caregivers in Process When Loved One is Hospitalized                 Santa Fe – Gov. Susana Martinez Friday signed House Bill 139, lay caregiver training, also known as the CARE Act. The new law gives family caregivers a more formal voice and inclusion in the care of their loved one when that individual is checked into the hospital. The law goes into effect June 19, 2015. House Bill 139, sponsored by Rep. …

Governor Signs Bill Lowering the Age for Driver Safety Courses in New Mexico

Posted on 03/31/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources It’s official. Governor Susana Martinez March 30 signed into law House Bill 91, which would allow drivers to take a safety course at a younger age. The new law allows people to take a driver refresher course beginning at age 50 instead of having to wait until they turn 55. It goes into effect July 1, 2015. “We’re very excited and pleased that Gov. Martinez saw the benefits of offering these courses sooner rather than later,” said Gene Varela, AARP …

Driver Education Bill Moves Steadily Through Legislative Process

Posted on 03/12/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Home & Family | Local Resources While some legislation appears to be languishing in the final days of New Mexico 2015 Legislative Session, House Bill 91, which would allow drivers to take a safety course at a younger age, is moving through the process at a steady pace.  HB 91 permits companies, such as AARP, to offer driver refresher courses to people beginning at age 50 instead of age 55 as currently listed in the law. To date, the bill has been passed by the House …

Imposter Scams Top New Mexico Complaints for 2014

Posted on 03/10/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Community | Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work AARP Fraud Watch Network Offers Tips on Preventing Top 10 Scams On the heels of a new report showing the top scam in New Mexico are Imposter Scams, the AARP Fraud Watch Network offers tips so people can learn how to protect themselves from all 10 of the top scams reported by New Mexicans in 2014. According to the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, 10,556 New Mexicans reported being scammed last year. The imposter scam topped the list of …

AARP I Heart Caregiver Day Recognizes Work of Family Caregivers

Posted on 03/10/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work Event Highlights House Bill 139 — the CARE Act AARP New Mexico took over the State Capitol Feb. 25 with a sea of red shirts to celebrate family caregivers and the work that they do as well as bring attention to House Bill 139, the Lay Caregiver Aftercare Training, also known as the CARE Act. House Bill 139, The CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act asks hospitals to designate a family caregiver in the medical record when a patient is …

NM Family Caregivers to be Honored at I Heart Caregivers Day at State Capitol

Posted on 02/20/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Uncategorized Every year more than 419,000 family caregivers in New Mexico help their loved ones to live independently — keeping them out of costly institutions, such as nursing homes. In New Mexico, family caregivers provide unpaid care valued at about $3.1 billion annually. Join AARP New Mexico in honoring our family caregivers and all that they do this Wednesday, Feb. 25th, during I Heart Caregivers Day at the New Mexico State Legislature, 9 a.m. at the State Capitol Rotunda. Register now to …