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Some older low-income New Jerseyans are forced to go into nursing homes rather than get care at home because of red tape in the Medicaid program.
New research attaches $17 billion value to the estimated hours of unpaid care that family caregivers provide in N.J., showing a significant increase since last report
AARP NJ applauds Governor Murphy's FY 2024 State Budget proposal that expands supports for older adults. More work needs to be done to deliver financial relief to family caregivers.
Governor Murphy to Support the Caregiver’s Assistance Act (A1802/S2021)
This bill will provide safer, higher quality of care for nursing home residents by improving financial reporting requirements.
AARP New Jersey, national policy experts, state decision makers, advocates and industry representatives gathered today to discuss small house nursing homes as a new model for transforming New Jersey’s long-term care facilities.
The Caregiver’s Assistance Act would offset care costs by up to $675 per year.
Eighty-four percent of voters 50 and older support expanding the tax credit for Wounded Warrior caregivers to all family caregivers who care for older loved ones.
After a series of falls in August 2020, Lisa Roberts’ husband, John, 65, spent 14 months recovering. He was finally discharged in a wheelchair last December to their Old Bridge Township home. He loves being home, but the physical therapy he was supposed to receive was cut back because of a worker shortage.
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