Texas faces a shortage of community attendants who help older adults and individuals with disabilities with basic day-to-day tasks. Currently, the base wage rate for such personal care attendants is $8.11 per hour.
State law requires nurse practitioners to maintain expensive contracts with doctors, which is limiting access to care in rural areas. AARP Texas is part of Texans for Healthcare Access, a coalition of nearly 40 organizations urging state lawmakers to end the contractual requirement.
Amid growing food insecurity, during the holidays, Texans should be aware of signs of hunger in their relatives and friends.
In 2022, AARP Community Challenge grants went toward five projects in Texas that aim to make communities more livable for residents of all ages.
Calling all San Antonio Missions fans: Your Class AA 2022 baseball season is about to get even better, with $2 Tuesdays, presented by AARP. The discount, offered to anyone attending and not just AARP members, is on tap for all 11 Tuesday home games during the April-to-September Missions season.
AARP Texas is urging lawmakers to boost annual spending on the state’s respite-care program from $500,000 to $10 million—a twentyfold increase.
Following deadly winter storm, AARP Texas is urging the state to do more to ensure that consumers have access to reliable, affordable electricity and is proposing several consumer-focused ideas.
AARP is urging state lawmakers to consider creating a state-administered retirement savings program for workers who don't have access to such an option through their employers.
AARP Texas supports legislation that would streamline the application process for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps Americans in need to buy food. It’s a particularly daunting process in Texas, which requires an 18-page application.
AARP Texas wants older residents to be aware of their voting options, as well as important dates and deadlines, so they can exercise their right to vote while minimizing their risks of exposure to COVID-19.
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