Caregiving

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In North Carolina, there are over 1.7 million family caregivers, people who care of a loved one at some point of time each year.  But who is taking care of the caregiver? It is important for caregivers to be equipped with the knowledge of how to assist loved one with daily living activities, appointments and creating a healthy living environment. But of equal importance is prioritizing your own health and wellbeing.
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COVID-19 has delivered a grim reminder of the serious and chronic issues residents and staff in nursing homes face.  But long before the pandemic, many of these facilities were cited frequently for problems such as poor infection control, understaffing, inappropriate discharges and more.
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Making and sending valentines has been an American tradition since the end of the 18th Century. Here in North Carolina, AARP is offering two events in February to make it easy for you to extend this tradition of love to older Americans, especially the several million who are isolated or living alone.
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Americans overwhelmingly want to age at home, and AARP North Carolina is working to make that option more widely available.
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RALEIGH -- For several years, AARP members and other advocates working to support the needs of older adults in North Carolina have been calling on state lawmakers to make necessary investments to help meet the needs of the state’s fastest growing segment of the population – adults ages 60 and older.
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Hear from local and national experts and find resources that can help you care for family members and loved ones.
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The need to support our long-term care system, as well as home and community-based care, goes hand in hand with North Carolina’s quickly aging population. By the year 2025, one in every five state residents will be age 65 and older.
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WASHINGTON, DC -- AARP is urging passage of the bipartisan, bicameral Credit for Caring Act (S. 1670/H.R. 3321) introduced by Senators Ernst, Bennet, Capito, and Warren and Representative Sánchez that would provide a new, non-refundable federal tax credit of up to $5,000 to eligible family caregivers to help address the financial challenges of caring for parents, spouses, and other loved ones while remaining in the workforce. The vast majority of individuals 50-plus (92 percent) support a federal tax credit for family caregivers.
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About 2.7 million older adults in America are raising their grandchildren. Grandparent caregivers often need physical and emotional  support. 
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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month and AARP North Carolina is working with other advocates for the aging to help prevent exploitation, abuse and neglect of older adults in the state.
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