— 1 in 5 Virginians is a Family Caregiver More than 1 million Virginians care for a parent, spouse or other loved one to help them live safely and independently at home. Being a family caregiver is a labor of love, but it can also take a toll. During the 2019 Virginia General Assembly, AARP is fighting for common sense solutions to help make family caregivers’ big responsibilities a little easier. Across Virginia, family caregivers assist their parents, spouses and other …

— On January 15, State Senators Sue Crawford and Machaela Cavanaugh introduced LB 311, the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act. AARP strongly supports this measure to offer employed family caregivers paid leave from their jobs to care for their loved ones. Nearly two in three family caregivers in the workforce are caring for a relative age 65 or older. We believe that Nebraskans should be able to care for their family members without worrying about losing their income. Importantly, …

— AARP is proud to announce our fifth annual bipartisan class of Capitol Caregivers, who fought this year to increase support for family caregivers and their loved ones. Nationwide, AARP has recognized legislators in each state for the support they have provided for caregivers. Here in Delaware, Reps. Ruth Briggs King and Debra Heffernan are this year’s awardees. AARP in Delaware thanks them for all they do to make life better for Delaware’s 123,000 family caregivers. Capitol CaregiversEvery day, more than …

— AARP will host Senator Chris Coons for a LIVE conversation on health care, which was one of the most important issues in the recent elections. The Senator will give insights and take questions on the Affordable Care Act, RX drug prices, family caregiving and more! Delaware is home to 123,000 family caregivers, according to a 2014 AARP survey. We know these dedicated family members spend many unpaid hours caring for a loved one. Supporting these caregivers an important part of …

— Increase for non-Medicaid Services for the Elderly Supports Working, Middle Class Family Caregivers ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2019-20 New York State Executive Budget proposal: “Governor Cuomo’s proposed $15 million increase for services that support working and middle class family caregivers in caring for their loved ones at home would help thousands of families. This is a smart and visionary investment; these services help prevent unwanted …

— No matter where you are in the journey of family caregiving – just beginning to anticipate a need, helping to coordinate a big move, or taking care of a family member full-time – having a good framework to help guide both you and your loved one will make the process easier. During this hour-long session, we will share a framework to help you make plans to care for friends, family members, or loved ones. You will have the opportunity to …

—   It was April 1994. The newly elected President of the United States, Bill Clinton, was appearing at a Forum on Youth and Violence and other weighty subjects to which a president is compelled to apply his wisdom and intellect, while assuming the gravitas image assumed to be held by those who inhabit the Oval Office.   The Forum was sponsored by the 24- hour rock video cable network, MTV   The wavy-haired, young President stood tall as he faced …

— A bill introduced in the North Dakota Legislature would better support thousands of family caregivers in the state. The Caregiver, Advise, Record, and Enable Act (Senate Bill 2154), was introduced by Senators Nichole Poolman (R-Bismarck), Dick Dever (R-Bismarck), and Kathy Hogan (D-Fargo), and Representatives Thomas Beadle (R-Fargo), Gretchen Dobervich (D-Fargo), and Lisa Meier (R-Bismarck). Also known as the CARE Act, the legislation would help unpaid family caregivers better care for their loved ones when they are discharged from a hospital. …

— No matter where you are in the journey of family caregiving – just beginning to anticipate a need, helping to coordinate a big move, or taking care of a family member full-time – having a good framework to help guide both you and your loved one will make the process easier. During this session, we will share a framework to help you make plans to care for friends, family members, or loved ones. You will have the opportunity to connect …

— Get Your Questions Answered at AARP’s Free Webinar for Family Caregivers Navigating Insurance for Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Caring for a loved one and have questions about their insurance options? Good news! AARP’s two-part question and answer webinar has the answers—and it’s free to attend. Register now to get expert advice about Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and other payment options. The webinar will also cover …