Caregiving

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We applaud the New Jersey Legislature for passing three significant pieces of legislation today that will help protect residents and staff in nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the Garden State.
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Join us as we explore the rewards and challenges unique to those who care for men and women who have served our country. Tune in for the information and resources; stay for the support and encouragement; and leave with a feeling of hope and confidence in your caregiving journey.
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Studies show that staying active not only benefits the body but the brain too. Physical activity helps improve blood flow and memory. It also helps reduce the chances of developing health conditions.
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New York is now requiring nursing home visitors to present a negative COVID test
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Austin Public Health, the city’s primary public health agency, released its new Long-Term Care Facility Dashboard. The tool displays an array of statistics, including the total number of cases and deaths associated with long-term care facilities, a splash of colorful graphs that show the cases for staff and residents by symptom onset date, demographic breakdowns of staff and resident cases, and a list of facility names in the Austin-area with the numbers of COVID-19 cases in each of those facilities.
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We applaud Governor Murphy for enacting a package of bills today to reform long-term care facilities. These bills, the first of a larger package of legislative reforms making their way through the Legislature, make significant and necessary improvements to protect residents and staff at New Jersey nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
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In a Facebook Live conversation with AARP Texas Director Tina Tran, Alexa Schoeman of the Texas Office of the Long-term Care Ombudsman discusses how to register and cast your ballot in a long-term care facility in Texas.
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The Rural Dementia Caregiver Project is seeking participants for a nationwide clinical trial to better equip rural caregivers with the skills and resources they need to manage stress, isolation and the demands of their role.
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AARP NY Poster Featuring State Legislators Aimed at Raising Awareness of Need to Support Family Caregivers
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Residents of Michigan nursing homes should be allowed outdoor visits with friends and family, and be given the option of indoor visitation, according to a state task-force report released this week.Since the start of the pandemic, nursing-home residents and staff have comprised 12% of Michigan’s confirmed coronavirus cases and 32% of deaths.
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