The coronavirus pandemic highlighted long-standing issues with the state’s long-term care system. Problems include staffing shortages, low wages, high turnover, a lack of oversight and not enough technology for virtual visits,
AARP North Carolina is looking for volunteers to advocate on a variety of issues important to older adults, including expanding access to the internet, removing barriers that limit the use of telehealth, preventing elder abuse and passing legislation to support family caregivers.
AARP North Carolina will ask candidates and educate voters about prescription drug costs, Medicare, age discrimination and other issues important to older adults.
Proposed legislation to fight identity theft and romance scams would require companies to disclose data breaches to its consumers in a more timely fashion.
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