Caregiving

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Donna Weiner has had more than her share of health challenges. A breast cancer survivor twice over, she also suffers from a damaged and nearly destroyed pituitary gland. 
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No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these local agencies and organizations can help make the process easier
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Darlene Gee was in a Palm Beach County courtroom for a family court hearing several years ago when she got a shock: Her granddaughter, faced with the loss of custody of her little girl and infant boy, had just asked a judge to give Gee legal authority to raise her infant great-grandchildren.
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AARP Florida and the Alzheimer’s Association Florida chapters have teamed up to spread awareness about the needs of caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s, educate about the risks and prevention of the disease as well as share the latest breakthroughs in dementia research.
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Low nursing home staff and resident vaccination rates have experts concerned about another wave of infections
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The DONNA Foundation is proud to partner with AARP Florida as the Title Sponsor of DONNA Mother’s Day Your Way (registration is still open). 
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A proposed bill in the Florida Legislature would allow nursing homes to substitute that care with Personal Care Assistants, who receive only 8 hours total training
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For those with a spouse, sibling, parent, or other loved one in a nursing home, AARP Florida strongly encourages you to ask your loved one’s facility key questions to help keep them safe, connected, and informed.
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Call your state legislator today and tell them it’s time to represent our family, friends, and neighbors. Stand with us and help us fight for those who cannot stand for themselves!
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AARP Florida is advocating to improve protections for people who rely on legal guardians. Priorities include having a central database to track how many people professional guardians are overseeing, as well as making sure guardians have the training and tools they need.
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