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Caregiver communication: The difference between a successful transition home and a return trip to the hospital

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Nevada | Uncategorized If you’ve ever been a caregiver, you know that good communication from health professionals is critical when it comes to your ability to manage medications and perform other care tasks – especially when your family member is coming home from the hospital. That’s why AARP Nevada is pressing for legislation in 2015 that aims to cut down on re-admissions and help caregivers be better prepared to take care of loved ones at home. Called the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) …

Bill Aims to Ease the Transition from Hospital to Home

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Nevada AARP Nevada is pressing for legislation in 2015 that could reduce hospital readmissions by improving communication between hospital staff and family caregivers. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act would require hospitals to ask each patient to identify a caregiver. The hospital would teach the caregiver how to do follow-up procedures needed at home—such as managing medications or dressing wounds—and inform the caregiver when the patient is moved or discharged. In 2009 some 364,000 Nevadans provided unpaid care for family …

AARP Nevada Recognizes Domingo Floresta with 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Nevada | Volunteering Domingo Floresta has been selected to receive the 2014 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service – the organization’s most prestigious state volunteer award.  The award recognizes Floresta’s dedicated, inspiring service to the Las Vegas community as a volunteer leader. As a volunteer, Floresta leads the Patient Ambassador Program at St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Rose de Lima Campus. Seeing a need for patient and family advocacy, Floresta helped develop and build the Ambassador program from the ground up, regularly working …

To Connect with the Grandkids, Get Social

Posted on 10/10/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Nevada | Volunteering Want to “friend” your kids and grandchildren or “tweet” them your thoughts from time to time? To beef up computer literacy across the generational divide, AARP and the City of Las Vegas are offering free social media classes for Nevadans age 50-plus. Small group classes at Howard Lieburn Senior Center help participants get the most out of social networking while maintaining privacy and security. Besides “following” your family members, you can learn about local discounts and events at and …

Utility Watchdog Team Fights for Fair Rates

Posted on 08/12/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Money & Work | Nevada | Volunteering Anticipating that power utility NV Energy will propose rate changes this summer, AARP Nevada is recruiting volunteers to join its Utility Watchdogs team. Summer cooling costs are particularly burdensome for Nevadans on fixed incomes. When the state Public Utilities Commission considers a rate case, AARP experts comment on the proposal, and the AARP Nevada Utility Watchdog team ensures consumers’ voices are heard. The volunteers recently helped defeat a Southwest Gas proposal to charge customers for infrastructure replacement before the work …

Working on Your Taxes? Here’s Help

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work | Nevada In Nevada—as elsewhere across the country—AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are helping taxpayers prepare their 2013 returns. The free service is available to taxpayers of any age through April 15, with priority given to those age 60-plus. AARP membership is not required. Last year more than 250 Tax-Aide volunteers helped nearly 21,000 Nevadans.  For information on locations and hours, visit or call 888-227-7669 toll-free.