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Landmark legislative victories will put money back into the hands of Marylanders
Major changes are needed in regulations to ensure seniors are safe and able to live with dignity.
A new study at Johns Hopkins Medicine aims to determine whether providing companionship and personalized activities in a virtual setting can help improve the health and wellbeing of people living with dementia and their caregivers.
Your survey responses will be used by the Maryland Commission on Caregiving to inform policymakers and community organizations to help provide better support for family caregivers.
Marylanders who provide care for veterans spend on average $11,500 of their personal income on out-of-pocket costs related to caregiving each year—1.5 times higher than what other family caregivers spend ($7,242), according to AARP data. And 43 percent of veteran and military caregivers experienced at least one financial setback such as having to take on more debt or dip into personal savings, according to research from AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving.
AARP Maryland in collaboration with Art with a Heart, Inc., marked Grandparents Day on September 8, 2023, with a heartwarming event at the Moravia Park Elementary School Judy Center.
Johns Hopkins is seeking volunteers for memory care research study.
The 445th Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly ended Monday, April 10, 2023. Over the 90 days of the legislative session, dozens of AARP Maryland volunteers reviewed hundreds of bills, from expanding broadband to behavioral health services, testified before the house and senate committees, met with lawmakers, and convened in Annapolis to discuss AARP’s legislative priorities.
Complaints about abuse and neglect in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities, should always be promptly investigated and, if applicable, prosecuted.
A lifesaving new law caps insulin costs for people with Medicare, saving people with diabetes hundreds of dollars per year. Now, 8,403 Marylanders enrolled in Medicare prescription drug plans will have peace of mind knowing that they will no longer have to pay more than $35 a month for the insulin they need to stay healthy.
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