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A sweeping set of AARP-backed nursing home reforms have gone into effect: allowing residents to have electronic equipment, better infection controls and more direct care per resident.
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More than 4 out of 5 Americans say they want to receive care at home instead of in an institutional setting if they need long-term care services in the future, according to a recent AARP survey. As part of ongoing state and federal efforts to “rebalance” long-term services and supports, the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) included a 10% temporary enhancement to the federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) for home and community-based services (HCBS). This unprecedented investment in home and community-based services presents Connecticut with a tremendous opportunity to bolster the programs and services that allow individuals to safely remain in their homes as they age.
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AARP Launches National Campaign Urging More Support for Family Caregivers, Passage of Bipartisan Credit for Caring Act
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AARP Connecticut issued the following comment in response to passage of Senate Bill 1030:
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If the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that access to high-speed internet is not a luxury; it’s a necessity.
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AARP Connecticut issued the following comment in response the Connecticut Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA) ruling on Docket 20-08-03 - Investigation into Electric Distribution Companies’ Preparation for and Response to Tropical Storm Isaias:
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AARP is pleased with portions of Governor Lamont’s plan for ARPA Funds, but sees opportunities for additional investments in Home and Community-Based Services
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AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan provided the following statement in regards to the budget proposals of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee:
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AARP Connecticut issued the following comment in response to an Eversource Energy electricity rate increase request filed with the Connecticut Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA).
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AARP Connecticut sent the below letter to Governor Ned Lamont calling for a continued focus on the need to equitably, safely and effectively distribute COVID-19 vaccines.
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