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.
In honor of National Family Caregivers Month 2023, AARP Indiana is hosting Caregiver Weeklies, a virtual event series that spans each week in November. AARP Indiana staff and volunteers will chat with experts in the caregiving field from communities across the state. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions live, and all sessions will be streamed via Zoom.
In honor of National Family Caregivers Month 2022, AARP Indiana hosted Caregiver Weeklies, a virtual event series that spanned each week in November. AARP Indiana staff and volunteers chatted with experts in the caregiving field from communities across the state. Viewers had the opportunity to ask questions live, and all sessions were streamed via AARP Indiana's Facebook page.
The state's increasingly popular Structured Family Caregiving (SFC) program pays live-in caregivers a daily stipend, allowing people to live at home longer, instead of going to a long-term care facility. Started as pilot project in 2013, it helps more than 4,000 families and, along with similar services, saves the state roughly $2,000 per person, per month, compared with institutional care.
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.