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With the 2024 legislative session beginning in early January, AARP Illinois is urging state lawmakers to enact a tax credit for family caregivers who incur out-of-pocket expenses. The pressure on Illinois’ family caregivers is likely to grow as the state’s population ages.
For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
A caring economy supports people of all ages who are caring for loved ones. Join AgeGuide virtually on Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 1-3p.m. CT for a discussion on ways to support employees who are helping a friend or family member continue to live at home.
AARP Illinois is emphasizing nursing home priorities and addressing issues for Black and brown nursing home residents.
No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these local agencies and organizations can help make the process easier
AARP in Chicago is showcasing photo murals of caregivers and their loved ones in five city neighborhoods to honor National Family Caregivers Month.
AARP Illinois, on behalf of our 1.7 million members and all older Illinoisans sent Gov. JB Pritzker strong opposition to Illinois’ current Executive Orders granting immunity from civil liability for any injury or death alleged to have been caused by an act or omission related to COVID-19 for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other long-term care (LTC) facilities.
AARP is providing information and resources about COVID-19 to help older Illinoisans and their families protect themselves from the virus and prevent it from spreading to others.
Do you know ways to help keep your aging loved ones from losing money to scams and fraud? We’ll share important information that could help you keep them safe during our free webinar.
Caring for a parent, spouse, or other loved one can be a 24/7 job that is emotionally, physically and financially difficult. That’s why AARP works tirelessly to support family caregivers, striving to make your big responsibilities a little bit easier.
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