Cuando los cuidadores necesitan de sus propios cuidados

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

Caregiving | Español Por Sue Price Johnson Carol Lendino, de Wilmington, tiene un hijo adulto que sufre de síndrome de Down y vive con ella y a su padre en California que tiene asistentes de salud domiciliarios pagados a tiempo completo. Ella maneja su propio estrés muy bien, pero asistió a un taller y café para cuidadores de AARP con la esperanza de poder ofrecer más apoyo emocional a su hermana que vive en la costa oeste. “A pesar de que mi padre …

Workshops Ease Burden on Family Caregivers

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

Caregiving By Sue Price Johnson Carol Lendino, of Wilmington, has an adult son with Down syndrome at home and a father in California who has full-time paid home health aides. She’s managing her own stress pretty well, but she went to an AARP Caregivers and Coffee workshop in hopes of giving better emotional support to her sister on the West Coast. “Although my father has 24/7 caregiver workers, my sister is the one who grocery shops for my dad and takes …

The benefits of being last

Posted on 03/30/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving By Doug Dickerson Here are a couple of math puzzles: How does 17.7 billion equal 220 billion? How does 226 billion equal one out of every five? Kudos if you knew that, in 2013, American families and volunteers devoted 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care valued at $220 billion, which consumed one-out-of every five Medicare dollars ($226 billion), to dealing with a disease that still has no cure and cannot be contained in the walls of medical facilities. A global …

Life Reimagined with Travel

Posted on 03/20/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Travel For many people, finding their “what’s next,” means having time to travel. This week on Real Life, you will hear from world renowned travel expert Samantha Brown, host of several programs on the Travel Channel. Brown, who is AARP’s Travel Ambassador, is on board to help you be a savvy traveler. Real Life caught up with her this week when spoke at an AARP Life Reimagined event in Wilmington where she provided an audience of all ages tips and advice …

AARP SURVEY IDENTIFIES THE NEEDS OF FAMILY CAREGIVERS IN NORTH CAROLINA

Posted on 03/17/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving RALEIGH — As North Carolina’s population ages, nearly all of the state’s voters ages 45 plus (92%) believe it is important to be able to provide care so their loved ones can keep living independently in their own homes. A recent North Carolina caregivers’ survey released today collected the opinions of North Carolina residents on issues related to providing unpaid care to loved ones and proposals to provide support for family caregivers. Caregiving can mean many different things. It can …

Governor McCrory’s State Budget Holds Steady: No improvements for Families and Seniors

Posted on 03/16/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy Governor McCrory released his $21.5 billion budget that holds most existing programs steady with inflation. Looking toward the future of this state, health, retirement and financial security for families and seniors are critical. The budget fails to restore previously cut funding for programs for low income seniors and fails to fully address the retirement security of all North Carolina workers and the overall financial security of us all as we age.   The budget does, however, allocate new funds for staff …